August 30, 2007

hamlet.doc and tab, tab, tab

by Scott Rettberg · , 9:01 am

A couple of quick links worth reading:

From the Chronicle of Higher Education, Matt Kirschenbaum muses on the challenges and opportunities for future literary studies in an era when the material basis of authorship—including journals, notes, correspondence, and manuscripts—is increasingly born-digital in hamlet.doc.

And over at if:book, Dan Visel considers tabs, nonlinearity, and parallel reading styles in tab, tab, tab.

2 Responses to “hamlet.doc and tab, tab, tab”

  1. Mark Says:

    The tab article, though admirably thorough in covering user-interface tabs and the TAB key, does miss an additional meaning that’s been contentious over the years: the TAB character as encoded by ASCII code 9. This classic document covers the interrelation of that character with the TAB key, and the associated holy wars (no tie-in to tabbed interfaces, though).

  2. nick Says:

    Visel’s article is great and goes in directions that I wouldn’t have guessed from the first few sentences. Unfortunately, it also neglects the first diet soda.

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