Entrez:Sequences ANSWER: NENTREZ

Reinhard Doelz doelz at comp.bioz.unibas.ch
Fri Feb 18 06:17:44 EST 1994


In article <1994Feb17.210513.26501 at csi.uottawa.ca>, sbaird at mgcheo.med.uottawa.ca (Stephen Baird) writes:
|> Reinhard Doelz (doelz at comp.bioz.unibas.ch) wrote:
|> : NetEntrez is a service which is NOT FREE. It is currently free for the 
|> : subscribers. No one mentiones the networks here, which cost a fortune! 
|> We have network lines, but do not have a CD player. I would think with
|> the resources on Internet, that the value for getting a network connection
|> in an institution that is already connected to Internet is much better
|> than getting a CD player...especially one that can be accessed by multiple
|> users.
...

Again, to avoid misunderstandigs, I am in full favour of networks. We use
them heavily ourselves. But, as long as we stay local/campus/national, we
don't need to go _inter_national. The longer the distance and the higher 
the bandwidth the less attractive the cost are if you can provide similar
services locally. So what we really need is a more intelligent technology 
which uses local resources as much as possible. 

Regards 
Reinhard
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