Dear nettimers, A year ago I had the opportunity to read in an original edition of Theodor Nelson's Literary Machines, at SUNY Buffalo's Poetry Archive. I took extensive notes and put the book back on the shelf. Now today I am about to finish my master's thesis which deals (among other things) with the controversies between scientists and engineers on one side and human scientists and artists on the other, about software (and software art, and the art of programming). I am suddenly reminded that Nelson invented a couple of polarized and comical terms to distinguish those two "kinds" of thinkers that he wanted to reunite in the visionary work of Xanadu.
I am afraid I lost my notes, and I am not able to order the book today, nor retrieve it in a library. Could someone refresh my memory and remind me of this terminology, and maybe add a couple of quotes? Camille P-B. http://eduspaces.net/cpb/weblog (only Firefox until it's fixed please!) # distributed via <nettime>: no commercial use without permission # <nettime> is a moderated mailing list for net criticism, # collaborative text filtering and cultural politics of the nets # more info: [EMAIL PROTECTED] and "info nettime-l" in the msg body # archive: http://www.nettime.org contact: [EMAIL PROTECTED]