From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (20)
Humanist is about to fall silent until Monday, as I will be far away from my
station, here in the East End of London, until then. E-mail, however, does
not rot and probably will not vanish, so let this not inhibit you.
Software at Princeton allows me to recall that I've mentioned Alastair
Cooke's weekly broadcast, Letter from America, before. Apart from the fact
that both of us are ex-pats, and so share a certain frame of mind, I find it
curious how this medium, applied in this way through Humanist, maps onto
Cooke's kind of radio. Humanists have made a comparison between our device
and "ham radio" before, but I wonder if in all the speculations about the
new media anyone has sketched out the relationships between
computer-mediated communications and the various prior forms from
conversation through telephony and Marconi's wireless.
Off now in a blaze of early morning sunlight.
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Dr. Willard McCarty, Senior Lecturer, King's College London
voice: +44 (0)171 873 2784 fax: +44 (0)171 873 5801