Sunday, September 7, 2003
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Classics

When I wrote that "classicists are going to love hypertextual writing once they get the hang of it," I was forgetting the obvious fact that classicists have already gotten the hang of it, thank you very much.

Oops.

The point, I guess, is the distinction between exceptional practice -- achievements like Stoa and Perseus -- and everyday practice. When I visualize the Oxford Classical Dictionary, I still envision that wonderfully thick, blue volume. But perhaps, even in this, I'm behind the times.