Category Archives: Week 9 blog post

TEI

While taking Comp 110, an introduction course to coding and syntax of computer science, my professor regularly compared the process of coding to a language. My biggest issue with using the program and language (java) we used is because I … Continue reading

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why TEI?

After reading this week , I still don’t feel extremely competent in my understanding of  the TEI beyond a conceptual level. That being said, I think the idea of necessity in relation to TEI standards is an interesting one. I … Continue reading

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Daniel White – Week 9 Blog Post: Computers Are Dumb

When I was a junior in high school, I had an English teacher who would always stress the importance of reading back through our papers carefully and editing them for any subtle typos or grammatical errors that spellcheck may have … Continue reading

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Digital Abstractions

As we delve deeper into the constructs governing digital representation, specifically this week with TEI (Text Coding Initiative), I find myself constantly amazed by the ingenuity displayed by the nameless groups or individuals who defined the systems in use today … Continue reading

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Symbolic Symbols and Coding

I’m not going to lie, seeing all those movies, television shows, and the likes when I was younger (and maybe even still if I’m honest) that portrayed hackers and computer geniuses that created and destroyed and created again all in … Continue reading

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XML Language Pros & Cons

As we reach the midpoint of the semester, this class has had an impact on the way I think about the web. It is a little strange, but I am more fearful about my web use. Yesterday, I looked at … Continue reading

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Complications with TEI

This reading, though apparently a mere introduction to TEI, proved difficult to digest.  Though many terms such as entities, delimiters, and markup language were explained, as I progressed through the reading I had trouble remembering their meanings.  I found myself … Continue reading

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Democracy in Encoding

To be honest, I’m still confused about the differences between XML and TEI and all of the other loud, angry, high-tech acronyms that this reading shouted out at me. I looked up videos on YouTube to try to clarify things, … Continue reading

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Land Before TEI

We can’t go a class period without questioning how to present the past authentically.  Over the past several weeks, we’ve all made and read suggestions such as shifting back to the list-like form of the medieval annals, making the recording … Continue reading

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The Art of Curating

All throughout this week’s readings, this idea of representation kept returning. What interested me most was the link between illiteracy and who was underrepresented—in short farmers and slaves during the 20th century, people who couldn’t curate their stories themselves. However, … Continue reading

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