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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…

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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