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Aug 27 / Geoffrey Nathan

Some thoughts on how not to be overwhelmed with software choices

The Chronicle of Higher Education has a regular feature called Profhacker. A rotating group of faculty write about various technology-related issues in Higher Ed.

Recently┬áLincoln Mullen, a history of religion PhD candidate wrote about making reasonable choices about which electronic tools to use in our work. I have a colleague, for example, who still uses a DOS-based program because it does what he needs. I myself continue to use a word processor that first came out in the eighties (Notabene) because I think it’s still the best one around (it’s compatible with current Windows installations).

So here are some interesting thoughts–feel free to add to the conversation by commenting below…

http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/how-to-make-prudent-choices-about-your-tools/51261

PS I’d be glad to talk about Notabene and why I continue to use it off-list, as this is not supposed to be a forum for commercial applications.

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