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Humanist Archives: Aug. 8, 2021, 7:51 a.m. Humanist 35.177 - tools

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 177.
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        Date: 2021-08-07 14:54:46+00:00
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        Subject: Tools: An Analogy


Reading Marcella Hazan, I came across a passage on kitchen equipment that could
serve as an analogy with digital humanities:

Good cooking is the successful exercise of the sense of touch, of time, of
smell, of taste, of color. Tools are an extension of these senses, not a
substitute. All those devices that do the thinking for you, that turn themselves
on or off, that slow this down or speed that up, that guarantee the same result
each time, make me uneasy. Can there be cooking where there is no cook?

From _More Classic Italian Cooking_

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François Lachance
Wannabe Professor of Theoretical and Applied Rhetoric

to think is often to sort, to store and to shuffle: humble, embodied tasks

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