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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
        From: scholar-at-large@bell.net 
        Subject: Tools: An Analogy

Willard

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

[quote]
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?
[/quote]

From _More Classic Italian Cooking_


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François Lachance
Scholar-at-large
Wannabe Professor of Theoretical and Applied Rhetoric
http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~lachance
https://berneval.hcommons.org

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


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