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Now that registration is open, you may be thinking about attending this year’s ADHO Digital Humanities Conference, DH2010, which will be

hosted at King’s College London by the Centre for Computing in the Humanities and the Centre for e-Research, with the support of the School of Arts and Humanities, Information Services and Systems, and the Principal, Professor Rick Trainor.

Before you decide to register, you might wish to consider whether King’s can really afford to be hosting an event of this size, especially  in the light of the savage cuts  that King’s College has felt forced to make this year . Faculty cuts include Shalom Lappin! It’s like MIT laying of TimBL.

You might feel it better for King’s  for you to focus your attention and submissions on other venues, and to bypass DH2010.

If you do, be sure to drop an email to  Professor Trainor explaining your decision.

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What is cyberinfrastructure? A word.  And what is in that word “cyberinfrastructure? Air. A trim reckoning!   Who has it? He with grants a’Wednesday. Can he built it? No. Can he use it? No. T’isn’t sensible then? Yea, to the tenured.  But will it not work for the working? No. Why? Implementation will not suffer it. Therefore I’ll none of it.  Cyberinfrastructure is a mere scutcheon – and so ends my catechism.

 

When I coined the term cybrarian back in 1991, all I was trying to do was come up with a cute name for a Usenix  birds of a feather session for people working on sites protocols and software for finding and sharing information on the net (We’d need a bigger room now.) 

It wasn’t creating a new reality – the word just sounded pretty, and would be easy to filk with. 

 Cyberinfrastructure is different.

 It doesn’t scan well.  

Simon 

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