This report is a summary of the joint conference of the Association for Computing in the Humanities and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing, held at Georgetown University, Washington DC, 16–19 June 1993. It contains a precis of the text published in the preprints supplemented by the author's notes, but omissions occur for a few sessions for which (a) no paper was available; (b) where a panel discussion was held viva voce; or (c) where a fuller report is available from the speaker. In dealing with topics sometimes outside my own field, I will naturally have made mistakes, and I ask the authors' pardon if I have misrepresented them. A hypertext version of this report is available on the Internet at http: //curia. ucc.ie/info/achallc/ georgetown. html and can be accessed through the World-WideWeb using lynx, mosaic or similar browsers.