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[Xmca-l] Re: Why Computers Make So Little Difference



Seven things I learned from What People Said About Books in 1498, by John H. Lienhard (http://www.uh.edu/engines/indiana.htm):

1. Sharing is a cultural invention, not a technological one. Sharing must be reinvented in each community and in each generation.

2. Caxton was not a cultural snob.

3. Margaret was one cool hipster.

4. Mennochio and I have a few things in common, but I hope to live to be an old woman and not charcoal on a stick.

5. I regret Lienhard's the analysis of Medieval scholars using Myers-Briggs. I wish that rubric would just die. 

6. "We cannot have a clue as to what any technological future will be until we learn it from a new generation of users." <-- What he said!!!

7. We can only know what we know when we have an idea what we don't know. Which is why I love what he said about seeking our ignorance. And: "To impose is not to discover."  Yeah. That.

Kind regards,

Annalisa