What hacking Shakespeare can teach organizational IT

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Last year I did some quick-and-dirty computer-aided text analysis on two Quartos of Hamlet, and it struck me how differently information technology is received in the so-called digital humanities than in workaday organizations. Shakespeare scholars will jealously defend their texts, holding the technology suspect, forcing it to prove its value. And even if it can prove ...

Nifty screen sizer for web interfaces

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This tool is a nice quick check for what a page looks like on a continuum of screen resolutions. http://browsersize.googlelabs.com/ Using it has reminded me of two things: 1) How important top-left is. 2) How great gear can lead to blindness. I never have to scroll on my octo-monitor, pixels-forever, V8-powered display system. Suddenly, a beleaguered middle-aged bureaucrat bursts ...