In “The Digital Humanities and Humanities Computing: An Introduction,” the author talks about how the humanities have become more widespread through computers and technology. There are several examples of professions, such as archeology, that started using computers in their field long ago. Humanities have been used digitally mainly because of how flexible and able to be manipulated computers are.
Although both writings talk somewhat about digital humanities in history, The “History of Humanities Computing” explains the chronological layout of how digital humanities has evolved from humanities computing. It all started with the thought of using a machine to categorize entire works of literature, but then spread to all sorts of information. It’s crazy to read and remember that the internet wasn’t really around until the 90’s, which is where digital humanities soared, and hasn’t stopped expanding yet.