Beyond Automation

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Johns Hopkins Magazine reports that Bustarret “has made a career out of knowing paper like other French people know wine.” Her ability to determine from a sheet’s texture, feel, and fibers when and where the paper was made is extremely valuable to historians and art authenticators. Maybe what she knows could be put in a database, and her analytical techniques could be automated. But in the meantime, she would have learned more.

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Von Wolf

Politikwissenschaftler, Ostwestfale in Bochum. Interesse an Politik, Gesellschaft, Technologie, Philosophie, Arminia Bielefeld, Musik, Science Fiction und manchem mehr.