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Analysis and intepretation

Analysis and intepretation

Last week’s reading and discussion of the divide between rational and interpretive ways of thinking echoed a tension running through a research project that I am conducting this semester. I have a group of 11 students who are doing research on the Russian Flu (1889-1890). Some students have majors in history, but others are in […]

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Response to Linklider

Response to Linklider

It struck me to read that PhDs in computer science were nonexistent prior to the 60’s (I think). On one hand, it doesn’t seem that long ago.  On the other, so much has changed in that short amount of time – of course that didn’t exist as a discipline then! Now, being in the math […]

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A language problem

A language problem

Reading Licklider: computer language is about steps and processes whereas humans are about goals (79). Makes me wonder if my frustration with technology generally is merely a language problem and if that’s true does that mean I don’t like the “process”; I’m goal oriented? As a writing teacher and a writer myself, we talk about(…)