Author Archives: cstelman

Is the “cult of the amateur” really that bad…?

Like Sydney and Julie have expressed in their posts this week, I too was off put by Keen’s negative perspective on the Internet in his book The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet is Killing Our Culture. As Julie has … Continue reading

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Authorship and Incentives

Reading through posts on “Authorship” this week had me questioning authorship and incentives, which, in turn, made me think of Wikisource. As we have already discussed, Wikisource encourages a mentality that focuses on 1) the non-permanency of texts 2) the … Continue reading

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Is the WWW useful without a negotiation between databases?

The WWW has encouraged such a rapid accumulation of information that one of the pertinent issues regarding such information is how it can be effectively curated and discovered. Databases, I think, are therefore essential in making the WWW actually useful. … Continue reading

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Initial Reflection of the Social Edition

I’ve always preferred reading printed texts rather than digitized versions. When assigned readings from an online journal, I almost always print them out. Perhaps this apprehension contributed to my initial reaction to the Social Edition of the Devonshire Manuscript on … Continue reading

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