[SIGCIS-Members] Can computers replace historians?

Dag Spicer dspicer at computerhistory.org
Mon Aug 25 06:33:58 PDT 2014

That is the provocative headline this morning on the BBC website…


It’s a brief puff-piece on Big Data… but I thought SIGCIS members would at least enjoy the headline…

Also this anodyne conclusion: "Leetaru says historians should see this kind of computational tool as just another technique amongst many rather than a threat to their professional expertise.”

I’m reassured!


Dag Spicer
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