harper at convex.csc.FI
Fri May 29 14:37:02 EST 1992
In <01GKKWNO96Q8000YJM at msvax.mssm.edu> BISHOP at MSVAX.MSSM.EDU ("DAVID F. BISHOP") writes:
>This ignorant molecular biologist would like to know what a newsreader is and
>how to go about using it. I log into our VAX from a Mac running Versaterm Pro
>via a 9600 baud modem to read my accumulated mail. Would this newsreader
>make my life easier?
Yes, yes, yes... why encumber yourself with disk quota problems... imagine
never having to delete another mail message... enjoy the luxury of tagging
messages that you want to read, and forgetting about the rest. Seclect by
author... select by subject. Join the feeding frenzy of USENET. Become
a network hero.
Is your networking ambitions tied to dull unattractive E-mail. Do your friends
ignore your terminal because there is never any verbal pyrotechnics. Is life
a drudgery of repetitious e-mail deletions. Do you feel that something is
happening here but you don't know what it is.
If excitement is lacking from your life then you need a newsreader. For
those interested in mega networking why not get a full blown super charged
USENET newsfeed... impress your friends with UUDECODED files from alt.binaries.
Find out the secret of cutting yourself some SLACK. If your desires are more
moderate then you can spice up your coffee room banter with bon mots from
the talk.bizarre or alt.flame. For the professional with an intense interest
in computers and biology you can do no better than read the bionet newsgroups.
Yes my friend. Your need a newsreader. Speak to your systems administrator
today... demand your networking rights.
Rob "no news is good news" Harper
Rob Harper / E-mail: harper at convex.csc.fi
Finnish State Computer Centre / Molbio/software: harper at nic.funet.fi
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