Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 546.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 06:42:26 +0000
From: Neven Jovanovic <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: 16.542 success forgets
Maybe it's my field talking (classical philology is notoriously
conservative), but there is e. g. computer software--not to speak of the
hardware--which is not yet obsolete when the new version arrives--in a way,
becoming history before it had time to mature; I mean, software with some
features which perfectly suit my needs, or with other I have not even had
an opportunity to explore. And then--all too quickly--there arise questions
of compatibility (with colleagues and students who regularly update)... A
case of head-over-heels progress? Hubris or aggressive marketing strategies?
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