more chatter: thoughts on the digital humanities manifesto
The Digital Humanities Manifesto sounds rather extreme at first site, and I can't help thinking that at times, the language may not be one hundred percent clear, but I also think arguing with how something is written goes against the point of the article. We talk a lot about making things accessible, but I think it might be obvious that nothing can be accessible to everyone. The importance of putting everything out there, no matter what it is, is becoming more and more clear to me, partially due to the Manifesto and partially due to our last class discussion about "chatter."
Speaking of chatter...after our last class meeting, I decided I believe new ideas are born very often, because there is a low probability that the same combinations of the same exact ideas could happen with very much frequency. Each idea born of each combination is unique and nuanced.
So chatter is necessary, no matter the cost. And I don't think anything in this post in definite.