Jay C. Treat, Ph.D.

Director, Instructional Computing
Arts & Sciences Computing
Adjunct Associate Professor
of Religious Studies

433 Williams Hall
The University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305
office telephone: 215-573-3171

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Web pages are the new papyrus — a writing material that does not need to be cut, scraped, or pressed. Web pages are acid-free, infinitely variable, and totally disposable. Two thousand years from now, an archaeologist will find little trace of the millions of web pages that have been updated in the last hour. They exist for the present only, like prayers and songs and tender kisses.

Last modified
November 12, 2018