My tension about DH in two tweets

I think I just sent out two tweets that sum up -- in very compressed form -- my longstanding tension about how I approach DH, and some of the . . . umm . . . recent conversations within (maybe) DH.

 

Hi! I'm Patrick, and I'm a coder. To me, well written code is transparent in meaning.

and

Hi! I'm Patrick, and I'm a literature Ph.D. To me, there is no such thing as a transparent text.

 

 No idea yet what, if anything, I can get out of those. But I'll be thinking on them.

 

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