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This thread was quite timely.

I was looking at  http://www.historicalatlas.ca/website/hacolp/about.htm 
which discusses the Historical Atlas of Canada which was completed by a 
consortium of universities in 1993. They are now releasing the 
information on the Web (I found the three volumes used at discount 
prices online) but this is interesting.

While they discuss making the maps interactive and mixing and 
re-configuring the data, even after they say they have added new data 
(presumably updating some information for later years) they go on to say:

" no new research has been conducted to supplement the Online Learning 
Project ... there are inevitable gaps in the coverage... It is hoped 
that future research and support for the Project will allow a more 
comprehensive and inclusive picture of Canada's history to be developed. "

It struck me that this project, too, is largely frozen in time (1993). 
So the online updates are mostly in form not in content.

This thread is an interesting sociological commentary. I'm certain there 
is a Ph.D. thesis in here somewhere, but maybe it, too, will merely 
recycle previous views.

Grumpily yours,

Richard

On 2011-07-28 7:16 PM, Peter Charuza wrote:
>   He makes some really great points, I especially liked the line,
> ""Music is a herald, for change is inscribed in noise faster than it
> transforms society." That music has stopped changing, Mr. Reynold suggests,
> reflects something gravely amiss in the wider culture."

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