Proposed bionet.plants group
ajt at doc.ic.ac.uk
Tue Mar 10 13:13:29 EST 1992
bryans at ux1.cso.uiuc.edu (B. Charles Siegfried) writes:
: The new bionet.plants group has an added benefit
: that hasn't been mentioned yet. There are plant biologists
: who have access to the net that don't use it yet. Trying
: to convince them to start is hard. Unless they are molecular
: biologists or agroforesters, it's difficult to show them a
: part of the net for them. bionet.plants is a good start.
: Hopefully we'll generate enough traffic to justify a
: bionet.plants.* hierarchy.
I agree with you Charles - the molecular biologists have set us a good
example and shown what *can* be done. I'm keen to see plant biologists
exploit bionet in a similar way.
One way of convincing sceptics to use news is to show them a _good_
threaded newsreader like Tass or Tin. That way you can demonstrate how
*selective* you can be about the articles you read and they follow a
... spread the word about bionet.plants!
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