4.0117 Humanist Structure (1/23)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 23 May 90 20:09:15 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 0117. Wednesday, 23 May 1990.

Date: 22 May 90 19:30:51 EDT
From: George Aichele <73760.1176@CompuServe.COM>
Subject: Still more on Humanist structure

I would urge D. Greenberg to spend more time with HUMANIST
before making the judgments which he does in his recent posting.
It seems to me that "we" (and what this "we" is, is still very
problematic!) have been discussing these topics (what is a text?
what is an e-text?) off and on for quite some time. Granted one
does not find here the rigor and thoroughness expected from a
(good) scholarly paper or monograph; but we need to remember
that this is a new thing--so new that even its newness is yet
undefined--and we're still finding our way, establishing the
protocols, and all that. At least, that's how I feel about it.
HUMANIST may often sound more like informal conversation in the
hallway or at the lunch table--but where I work, that is often
far more productive and stimulating than what goes on in the
lecture hall!

George Aichele