Welcome Back

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Tue, 17 Apr 90 17:35:31 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 1296. Tuesday, 17 Apr 1990.

Date: Tue, 17 Apr 90 17:28:18 EDT
From: Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear <EDITORS@BROWNVM>
Subject: Welcome Back to Humanist

Welcome to all Humanists from Humanist at Brownvm.

Just a few weeks shy of its fourth birthday, Humanist has ventured out
from its first home with Willard, his computer, and the University of
Toronto Centre for Computing in the Humanities, and has taken up its new
residence at Brown University.

We want, first of all, to thank all those who have assisted us in
accomplishing this move: Brian Hawkins, Mary McClure, and Susanne
Woods, who agreed to let us take Humanist on; Steve Younker, the
Listserv maintainer at Toronto, who patiently answered and reanswered
our questions; Peter DiCamillo and James Mathieson, our local Listserv
experts, who also answered dozens of questions, and explained the whys
and hows of getting Listserv to do what we wanted; the local members of
our Editorial Board, Geoff Bilder, Steve DeRose, David Durand, Sebastian
Heath, and Elli Mylonas, and not-so-local members Lou Burnard and David
Sitman, who have each agreed to help us with specific tasks. Most of
all, of course, we thank Willard who has nursed, nudged, and prodded us
Apprentice Editors along until we feel (almost) ready to go on.

We'd like to also thank the people who allowed us to use them as
our guinea pigs (mallards?) for the last week, as we ran a test
version of Humanist to make sure we could do it successfully -- Geoff,
Steve, David, Sebastian, Elli, Malcolm Brown, Lou, and Willard --
thanks for your patience, and your comments. We will, of course, take
the responsibility for any errors that remain in our practices.

We took on the responsibility of Humanist in part because we think it's
important, and in part because we think it'll be fun. Both of
those facts have a lot to do with Willard, who he is, and how he has
influenced the community of computing humanists. We hope that we will
be able to continue to nurture Humanist and its community, that all
of you will join us in this endeavor, and that we'll all have some fun
while doing so.

We would also like to thank Willard for agreeing to constitute and
serve as the President of a Humanist Advisory Board.

We expect Humanist to continue in its tradition of open and spirited
debate. We welcome your suggestions.

Long live Humanist ... let the submissions begin.

Elaine & Allen