4 edition of New Perspectives on the Internet Using Netscape Communicator Software -- Brief found in the catalog.
|LC Classifications||September 19, 1997|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 124 p. :|
|Number of Pages||78|
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great and wonderful prophecies, of Mr. Patridge (sic), Mr. Coly, Mr. Tanner, and Mr. Andrews ... for this year 1689
Abstract This essay applies a digital humanities methodology to the study of digital media by framing software history as a problem of big data and textual criticism.
Openness for the sake of openness accomplishes little, especially if those in control of an open resource institute changes that users may object to without their consent. After an initial flurry of large updates that establish a basic core of components, programmers can turn to smaller, incremental updates.
Already, scholars like those associated with Critical Code Studies have argued that closely reading source code can expose logics not visible in the interface ; however, any attempt to critically read source code faces limitations of scale and code when applied to modern application software that is comprised of dozens of modules and millions of lines of code. Column 1 in the virtual vector for version 4, for example, is the sum of all additions minus the sum of all removals in column 1 of versions 1, 2, and 3.
Many software development models in use today acknowledge these complexities and assume that developers will have a necessarily limited understanding of the software they work on. In this period, scholars often drew on familiar literary terms related to narratology or semiotics to describe how users could manipulate text in software systems.
Additionally, textual approaches to software history and LDA in particular are capable of providing a sense of scale and scope not accessible via paratextual sources like developer interviews or documentation. To avoid this problem, I removed all licensing statements during preprocessing. On the other hand, there are also a significant number of topics which do not reflect this ideal narrative and instead show sudden spikes, drops, or other irregularities.
0 of Firefox in 2011. If user-friendly design conceals important structural assumptions about how the software we use shapes our digital agency, source code offers an opportunity to expose them, provided we can interpret it in ways that tease out the complex relationships it establishes between users, programmers, and data. As with natural language corpora, the results of a topic model performed on source code can be used to categorize segments, make comparisons between them, and interpret chronological or networked relationships among them  .
Alongside close studies of software, research on use practices and cultures of users have also broadened software studies to include ethnographies of user communities   as well as projects examining more specifically how race , gender , and sexuality  are understood through software and performed by its users.
Digital humanists have a richer, more complex, and nuanced understanding of cultural sources and have more experience at applying heuristics to them than data scientists.
When applying LDA to several versions of source code of the same software, their study found that those passages which remained relatively unchanged effectively assimilated patterns of change emerging in later versions.
It was not until 2003, when AOL moved to dissolve Netscape and the majority of its development teams left to form the Mozilla Foundation, that Mozilla abandoned this rhetoric.