In Hanover: SAS and Synclaviers

Steady, now: one delicate shudder, then to business. Water with the pill? Fine. Here we are in Hanover, N.H., where the Dartmouth College campus quickens to the approach of the fall term and a few of the weaker maple trees are beginning to turn orange. The occasion is the Fourth International Conference on Computers and—what is this?—the Humanities. Is the conference title a self-contradiction, like "fresh-frozen" or "Young Republican"? The observer, a humanist in a dry season, resolutely programs himself to suppress his real attitude toward computers, which is a feeling of...

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