The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 16.0891 Friday, 6 May 2005
Date: Thursday, 05 May 2005 23:46:45 -0700
Subject: 16.0813 Response to SHK 16.0384: "Online Find"
Comment: Re: SHK 16.0813 Response to SHK 16.0384: "Online Find"
Glen Worthey of Stanford's Humanities Digital Information Service wrote
on 4/28 to say that various Chadwyck-Healey fulltext databases of
English poetry, prose, and drama were "mistakenly advertised in this
forum as being open to the public." As the bringer of that news, I
reject the "mistakenly advertised," for my post was perfectly correct in
stating that the public did have Internet access, though it is now lost.
I believe the privatization of the common literary heritage of humanity
borders on evil, and universities--public universities especially, but
even private institutions--neglect their moral duty to promote universal
learning by agreeing to restrictive licenses.
I am not a hacker but I do freely command "open sesame" as I explore our
vast information utility, the worldwide web. I will continue to alert
researchers on this and other lists of online discoveries.
Biting my thumb,
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