Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 15, No. 345.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2001 06:42:06 +0000
From: "Norman D. Hinton" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: 15.342 changes
Willard, you reminded me, too, of the Bad Old Days -- I once was asked
to apply for a brand-new job at a school I won't name, which would
essentially have been to develop Humanities Computing on the campus. I
was informed that the job would not come into existence because the
Humanities faculty had decided, by an overwhelming vote, that humanists
had no business dealing with computers.....
Even at the school I finally retired from, and to which I owe my work
with computers, I was told that the VPAA did not consider me a candidate
for Extra Merit because I was programming instead of making editions of
medieval texts. (I kept on doing what I was doing and he eventually
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