Scholars and technologies (the rant continues)
Mark has added to my comment about scholars and technology
, basically agreeing - and on the Unicode issue suggesting that education of graduate students will cure it in time. (What a pessimistic, but sadly realistic, view!)
I still feel that a scholar has a responsibility to learn to use the technologies that are basic to their work. In centuries past we expected ability to use chalk and complex library catalogues. So why not Powerpoint (or some smaller lighter alternative
) and Unicode today?
The difference as Mark suggests is simply time, we'd all had the required ten generations to learn the older technologies. Some of us still have difficulty with whiteboard pens!