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A revolution in biographies

  1. Oct 10, 2009 #1
    How will future biographies differ from those past, given the proliferation of electronic data?
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  3. Oct 17, 2009 #2


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    Do you mean, for example, if a PFer had a biography written about him years from now, and the biographer had access to all his posts, even the goofy ones in GD :wink:? Then the biographer may know some https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=217449".

    To me, it would make him more human. Just think of Feynman's biography...it was all the stories of him being funny, irreverent, and light-hearted that made him so appealing to the masses.

    Or, of course, it could be the case that his electronic trail shows clearly that he's just a jackass.
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