"Normally create without a vote"?
Thomas_Bjorkman at cornell.edu
Fri Aug 19 16:13:07 EST 1994
In article <332r3h$q4o at news.ycc.yale.edu>, una at doliolum.biology.yale.edu
(Una Smith) wrote:
> I wish that BIOSCI would
> put more effort into teaching biologists how to do for themselves
> what BIOSCI now does for them: we would all live better then.
> Surely *this* is what the NSF had in mind when it funded you?
[meaning teaching biologists to be newsgroup administrators]
I would hope that NSF's intention was to take the burden OFF of biologists
so that they could do biology and BIOSCI could do the computing. AS it is
now, bionet is a service for biologists to use to learn more about biology.
The biology aspects are certainly do-it-yourself, but the fact that the
administration is not sets it apart from sci.bio, and I think that makes it
more valuable to the users.
Thomas Bjorkman Dept. of Horticultural Sciences Cornell University
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