November 26th, 2012

As I have stated many times. I am not exactly a computerĀ geniusĀ  I am still having trouble getting a hang of how to make all of these graphs and timelines and such for my final project. However, I am learning that there is lots of new technology out there that can help me with these […]

Computer scientists vs historians

November 12th, 2012

“Computer scientists would approach Borges’s library far differently. Employing the information theory that forms the basis for search engines and other computerized techniques for assessing in one fell swoop large masses of documents, they would quickly realize the collection’s incoherence though sampling and statistical methods – and wisely start looking for the library’s exit.” As […]

The word itself makes me shudder…Powerpoint.

November 4th, 2012

“The standard PowerPoint presentation elevates format over content, betraying an attitude of commercialism that turns everything into a sales pitch.” I will say that every time one of my professors asks me to do a power point presentation the first thing I think is “oh great, a bunch of tedious fact finding and color coordination”. […]