Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 197. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2018-11-16 13:47:24+00:00 From: Bruce Graver
Subject: Re: [External] [Humanist] 32.190: Back in the day? I left Chapel Hill in 1983, before the Ibycus SC showed up in Murphy Hall, and certainly before anything showed up on CD, but the Lexis search engine did allow us to search whatever database of Greek and Latin lit. that DP had provided us. I suspect either Scott Carson (who once exclaimed with glee "I found your dissertation," when I didn't even know it was "lost") or Jay Bolter will know the precise date. Bruce Bruce Graver, Chair Department of English Ruane Humanities Center LL 33 Providence College Providence, RI 02918 ________________________________ From: Humanist Sent: Friday, November 16, 2018 7:37 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [External] [Humanist] 32.190: Back in the day? Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 190. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2018-11-16 03:17:45+00:00 From: Jim ODonnell Subject: Ibycus SC In the beginning, there was Willard. However, before there was Willard there was David Packard. (And before him, ok, Fr. Busa.) And sometime in the 1980s, Packard distributed a "microcomputer" (ut nostrates aiebant) called the Ibycus SC (for Scholarly Computer), optimized to do word searches on the newly-released first CD version of TLG. There's no money riding on this, but if there were, mine would be on 1985. Greg Crane's palmary history of the age covers everything that could possibly be covered except that particular date. Is there anyone on Humanist even older than I but with appropriately intact neurons and memories? With thanks, Jim O'Donnell Arizona State University _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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