How many biology related WWW servers exist?

Reinhard Doelz doelz at comp.bioz.unibas.ch
Thu Dec 15 16:10:43 EST 1994


Rob Harper (harper at ebi.ac.uk) wrote:

: The number of WWW servers related to biology has increased dramatically
: over the past year. Does anybody have any statistics as to how many 
: now exist.

: And I would also be interested to know the total number of WWW servers
: in existance at the moment.

If anyone could recommend a method to ensure quality rather than quantity
this would also be very much apprectaied. We experience trouble in advertising
W3 as tools in Biology as the actual high-quality information is still 
minor in number if compared to printed information. We risk a significant 
reputation if sources do disappear or not get updated as much as required.
In particular, senior scientists are extremely sceptical if a demo touches
one of the scurrile server pages (non-scientific, humorous entry points) 
of too colorful and quite heterogenous 'hot lists'. 

Big question: Will they ever come back after the demo?


Regards
Reinhard Doelz
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