14.0444 rhetorical encoding & mechanical methods

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 444.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
             Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 06:58:12 +0000
             From: Wendell Piez <wapiez@mulberrytech.com>
             Subject: Re: 14.0420 rhetorical encoding & mechanical methods
    Hi everyone,
    At 09:22 AM 10/27/00 +0100, Francois wrote:
     >I find myself provoked and stimulated by Wendell, who in a recent posting,
     >suggests that rhetoric may be a type of "encoding" by way of a
     >categorizing of "what works".
    That's one way of putting it. I'm also interested that both encoding and
    rhetoric are forms of disguising or metamorphosis.
     >I would venture that those that are propelled by the
     >pursuit of primitives value reliability above resilience and those keen on
     >the argument and the evidence steer a different course towards the ever
     >evasive primitive.
    Great stuff, Francois. As is the entire post: the notice that both encoding
    and commentary require _slowing down_ is itself revelatory (and nicely
    ironic, given how much encoding is done in order to help someone "speed up").
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