6.0501 Rs: PC v. MAC; Quote ID; Eyes (2) (4/60)

Elaine Brennan (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Thu, 11 Feb 1993 16:35:44 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0501. Thursday, 11 Feb 1993.


(1) Date: 10 Feb 1993 14:09:00 -0500 (EST) (18 lines)
From: 00hfstahlke@BSUVAX1.BITNET
Subject: Mac vs. PC

(2) Date: Wed, 10 Feb 93 22:05 CST (6 lines)
From: Michael Ossar <MLO@KSUVM>
Subject: indentifying a quotation

(3) Date: Thu, 11 Feb 93 11:52:49 CST (25 lines)
From: stan kulikowski ii <STANKULI@UWF>
Subject: dead heads

(4) Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1993 08:27:49 -0500 (11 lines)
From: mccarty@epas.utoronto.ca (W. McCarty)
Subject: image in the eye

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Date: 10 Feb 1993 14:09:00 -0500 (EST)
From: 00hfstahlke@BSUVAX1.BITNET
Subject: Mac vs. PC

The article addressing writing on PCs and Macs in composition courses
is

Halio, Marcia Peoples. "Student Writing: Can the Machine
Maim the Message?" _Academic Computing_. January, 1990.

Halio indicates that further research of a more controlled sort was
in progress, but I don't know if that has been published. One of the
critical differences seemed to be the command line interface versus
GUI, and I'd be interested in hearing whether that distinction might
have faded with the widespread use of MS Windows.

Herb Stahlke
Ball State University
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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 93 22:05 CST
From: Michael Ossar <MLO@KSUVM>
Subject: indentifying a quotation

I believe the poem William Schippers asks about is by Zoe Baird's former
babysitter.
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Date: Thu, 11 Feb 93 11:52:49 CST
From: stan kulikowski ii <STANKULI@UWF>
Subject: dead heads


speaking of uses for dead peoples' heads...

i have always wanted to get historical data on the story of dr
guillotine (or some french physcian) holding up the severed heads and
asking them questions. the story goes that they had devized a system of
yes/no eye blinking and were able to communicate that this form of
beheading did not really hurt much and that some some heads could continue
communicating for a few minutes after severation. from what we know of
brain death from blood starvation and facial ennervation, this might be
possible for a few who could handle the psychological shock. the claim is
that only some guillotined heads would blink back in comprehensible
manner.
stan

. 1: the check is in the mail stankuli@UWF.bitnet
=== 2: i will respect you in the morning
3: i won't ...(well, you know this one)...
--- 4: he's only just a good friend
5:
-- universal lies
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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1993 08:27:49 -0500
From: mccarty@epas.utoronto.ca (W. McCarty)
Subject: image in the eye

There are very old roots to the notion of an image in the eye;
they may be found in writings about or associated with mirroring. For
several leads see an article of mine, "The Shape of the Mirror", in
Arethusa 22.2 (Fall 1989): 161-95.

Willard McCarty