Monday, February 4, 2013

Feb. 4
The essay by James T. Sparrow discusses the evolving world of history and the internet. The difficulties many historians are having going from the physical realm of museums and collections to the digital age. In some respects I agree with the old school historians that need to see the real object to prove it's validity, but at the same time going to my computer and doing a search is much easier then the going to a library or archive. We also lose security and legitimacy, any nut job can create a website go and type in 9/11 and see what you get. The internet is far from a secure place Sparrows own project has been hacked(go to the special collections tab its the third collection "Here is New York"). Nevertheless the digital age is here good and bad we need to adapt. 

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