The first reading was interesting. I liked how it went through history not just digital history but world history a bit. It seemed to be some what about how people have always tried to preserve the past and now this is a new step in doing so. One of the things I do find odd is the articles use of the word “revolution” mainly because it seems , at least to me, to be using it like digital humanities staged some sort of coup. It’s nice to see some people really looking at what computers can do.
The second article went a lot more it to the historic development of digital humanities. It was interesting to read how everything thing connected all the way back in the beginnings in 1949, when Busa catalogued all of those books. It was also cool to read about the beginnings of networking and the internet.