Just a short followup to our in-class discussion of Matt Jockers’s Macroanalysis. Not surprisingly, much of Jockers’s general message was preaching to the converted, given that we’re all here as volunteers interested in the digital humanities. Not surprisingly, much of what we had to say in terms of general appreciation, statistical methodology, presentation, and so forth has been covered in the blogosphere in one place or another or another or another. But still, there were some intriguing challenges and questions, both in terms of the DH methodology and in terms of the literary analysis. One area in particular bridged the two: the consideration of literature as part of the culture industry.