Online Journal of Clinical Trials - some information
allens at yang.earlham.edu
Tue Jun 2 00:13:24 EST 1992
In article <9206011912.AA23615 at welchgate.welch.jhu.edu>, danj at WELCHGATE.WELCH.JH
U.EDU (Dan Jacobson x-8453) writes:
> I (Dan Jacobson) followed up on Steve Modena's recent post to the net
> about the AAAS's plans for an "Online Journal of Clinical Trials" which
> was mentioned recently on bionet in a discussion about electronic
> publishing. The AAAS office sent me a FAX:
> From the information that they FAXED me I gather that this journal
> is only accessed from an IBM-PC or clone with a modem.
> The suggested configuration is IBM or compat 386, VGA monitor, mouse,
> 4 Megs of RAM, Windows3.0+ and a 9600 bps modem. "A Mac platform will
> be available in 1993." I take it that all of us working on Unix & VMS
> boxes are out of luck. The information doesn't mention ANYTHING about
> the internet. This is a bit different definition of 'online' than the
> bionet community is used to (sigh).
> Steve's comments:
> Sounds about right...I hope they think about making arrangements
> with one of the long distance companies to allow a local dial-tone
> access, just as CompuServe is a _local_ call for most people. :^)
> Actually, I hope we have put a bug in their ear about InterNet. Their
> plan to be 'online' probably fits the definition of five years ago,
> but like computer hardware and software, things can get "out of date"
> pretty quickly.....
> BTW, my PC clone and Mac SE30 both work OK on the network! :^)
> You mean you don't have a Windows 3.1 emulator running on your
> VAX?! ;^) But that's a good point: having access through InterNet
> opens it up to a lot of computer platforms. Maybe they are developing
> proprietary access software. Oh, oh! We shall see.
And more than likely, the proprietary software will be a GUI. One
advantage of having it on the Internet is to allow those of us who don't like
the software they provide to access it in a different way.
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