On the Origin of “Hack” and “Yack”

Journal of Digital Humanities 2018-12-04


One of the least helpful constructs of our “digital humanities” moment has been a supposed active opposition, drawn out over the course of years in publications, presentations, and social media conversation, between two inane-sounding concepts: “hack” and “yack.” The heralding of digital humanities as the academy’s “next big thing” has been (depending on whom you ask) over-due or overblown, unexpected or contrived, refreshing or retrograde—but one thing is clear: everyone has a rhetorical use for it. (Read more)



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Bethany Nowviskie

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12/04/2018, 06:11

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11/01/2014, 15:41