Bad scan. No biscuit.

Posted by September Blue Thursday, 11 October 2007

There are lots of reasons why we love digital archives. I would be a sad, lost and forlorn student without the wonders of the (searchable!) Making of America and the PAO; I have friends who owe their PhDs to electronic wonders like ECCO and EEBO. We're a generation of computer-raised scholars, and I know I'm not the only one who's searched through whole archives from the comfort of her desk, with Escape Velocity open in one window and some otherwise-inaccessible text open in another, wondering how on earth people coped in the days before.

It's easy to forget that digital archives don't always love us.

If you suffer from easily-induced headaches, you might want to look away now:


Look! Look! The woman! She's trying to get out!

1 Responses to Bad scan. No biscuit.

  1. Autumn Song Says:
  2. Brilliant! That has to be one of the best coincidences of text and interpretation that I've ever seen!