Documentary Editing, Association for


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Documentary Editing, Volume 24, Number 1, March 2002.

ISSN 2476-1796 (electronic); ISSN 2167-1451 (print)


2002 © the Association for Documentary Editing. Used by permission.


You are about to read a paper on Civil War resources available on the World Wide Web by someone forced to acquire a computer by his dean over his strenuous objections. I now concede that she was right, but I still require assistance with computer problems, sometimes calling out in distress to the young woman in the adjoining office who grew up with and loves computers. What she can't fix requires a call to technical support people in the basement, one of them named Gonzo, and another named Trouble. This paper would be different if Gonzo or Trouble had written it, but I can assure you that it will be free of technical jargon since I don't understand any of it.