Brian Berry: [GIS] was “held at bay” by “Marxist geographers” & “critical social theorists”

Brian Berry, one of the key figures in geography’s quantitative revolution, makes a pugilistic claim in the latest ArcNews:

What we used to call computer graphics was held at bay by manual cartography aided and abetted by hardware limitations during the 1960s and 1970s, when the spatial analytic paradigm reshaped human geography, and by the ideological predispositions of Marxist geographers and critical social theorists in the 1980s and early 1990s.

And of course he’s quite…. right. But there’s such a thing as the whole truth, which is conspicuous by its absence here.

One response to “Brian Berry: [GIS] was “held at bay” by “Marxist geographers” & “critical social theorists”

  1. Ha! Sounds like that jab might be sprung from memories of some inter-departmental bickering, rather than a constructive point to an argument. Thank god the Marxists couldn’t stave off the IT revolution forever!

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