CM . . . .
Volume I Number VII . . . . July 28, 1995
This week marks the last installment in Prof. Luciano Floridi's "The
Internet and the Future of Organized Knowledge," and we'd like to hear what
you all thought of it.
Of course, I chose to re-publish it in the first place because I found
it unusually thought-provoking, even in a time when you can't turn around without
hearing pundits declaiming on related subjects on the CBC, or in the pages of
Chatelaine, or just in the course of saving the world in a new movie
starring Sandra Bullock. (If I have quibbles about Floridi's article they
have to do with the notion that putting the humanities on a more
"scientific" basis is valuable; I think the very value of the humanities
is that they're a kind of knowledge that's not scientific in form.
That's a big argument, however, and I promise not to write a feature on it
The essence of CM will always be reviews that are as timely and
comprehensible as possible, and by the end of the summer you can count on
having at least half-a-dozen in each issue. But we want to make sure we put
flesh on those bones as well: news, a regular column of reader responses to
our reviews, and feature articles.
So I know it's summer and you'd rather think about swimming, or
sailing, or finally getting your collection of antique telephone-line
insulators catalogued, but we're asking for feedback: not only on what you
think of individual pieces like the article by Prof. Floridi, but on other
topics you'd like to see us cover, or on what you think the place of
features in CM should be. In fact, if there's something you'd like
to write about yourself, or if you'd like to do a critical round-up of
resources related to an issue, please send us a proposal, whether you're
already on our list of reviewers or not.
As always, to respond to this or anything else in CM, just send
email to the address beneath my name.
-- Duncan Thornton
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