Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Job of the Historian

... is surely changing in a gigantic way.
For many historic events the problem has been finding the few documentary bits and interpreting them.
For future historians working on the current Iranian politics the problem is clearly the oversupply of 'data' - the Twitter logs will be so rich and also so full of misinformation.
Good luck to them. They have, as they always have had, a tough job.


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