Structure of bionet

Bullock, David bullock at kahu.lincoln.ac.nz
Wed Sep 7 19:38:27 EST 1994


In article <33gipu$flm at net.bio.net> dmack at net.bio.net (Dave Mack) writes:
>In article <33bkd9$qgo at news.ycc.yale.edu>,
>Una Smith <una at doliolum.biology.yale.edu> wrote:
>>James Mahaffy <mahaffy at dordt.edu> wrote:
>>>One of the main differences I see is fewer groups on bionet, but
>>>last couple of years have shown a great increase in the number. 
>>
>>Bionet.* now has 49 (says my .newsrc file), and sci.bio.* has 6.

>There are, by my count, 62 bionet groups. Here's a copy of the
>bionet checkgroups message. You may want to ask the Usenet admin
>on your news server to run it if you aren't getting that many.

This seems to me to illustrate eloquently the benefits of a central 
administration.  I agree that chaos would otherwise result.  It might not be 
chaos to the cognoscenti, but it would be to the average biologist.
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