[-empyre-] empyre Digest, Vol 59, Issue 7
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Sat Oct 10 12:15:43 EST 2009
With regard to print. As soon as we announced Networked, Adam Hyde
contacted me to suggest we use FLOSS Manuals; it lets anyone read,
write, remix articles or textbooks on any open source application ...
http://en.flossmanuals.net/. Initially, I thought it was something we
would go to when it was time to print a version of Networked; now I
wonder what might have happened if we had used the platform from the
On Oct 6, 2009, at 9:00 PM, empyre-request at lists.cofa.unsw.edu.au wrote:
> The print version is a big maybe. I don't see any reason to print
> the texts as they are. On the other hand, if people take the time
> to argue with and add to the original texts, the possibility of
> printing a version 2.0 and, later, a version 3.0 would be worthwhile.
> There is a metaphor that was handed down to me by a mentor in the
> 1990's - that while history/discourse is in motion, it is like
> throwing half-congealed gelatine on the wall. One may drive nails
> in the wall to try to secure the gelatine, but to no avail. What
> you have, however, is an epistemic arc (the trail), and the nails
> (the records/events), all of which give shape to a historiographic
> discourse. I look forward to where it all goes, and heartily
> invite that interaction. However, I'll go on record with a desire
> to go to print someday, if only that ink, cellulose and Carbon-14
> are pretty safe bets.
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