IMPORTANT - Is METHODS OVERLOADED?? - NEW STATS!!
una at doliolum.biology.yale.edu
Tue May 17 13:54:55 EST 1994
David Kristofferson <kristoff at net.bio.net> wrote:
>... somewhere around 40% of our readers still utilize e-mail.
Judging by your post in bionet.announce, in order to calculate this
figure you assumed that Usenet readers responded to your survey at
the same rate as e-mail readers. I am *sure* that Usenet readers do
*not* respond to survey requests at the same rate as e-mail readers,
and I would guess that your survey underestimates Usenet readership
by a very large ammount. Of course, I don't have any better data.
>... cheap public Internet access along with news software access is
>becoming an increasingly widespread commercial option for those who
>can not get their campus computer centers to budge.
If the campus has Internet access, then local users can have Usenet
access simply by installing their own NNTP-compatible newsreaders,
configured to access the nearest Usenet server. For instance, Yale
University serves Usenet to students at a number of local colleges,
and scientists at a national laboratory several thousand miles away.
All it takes is a little hard work to figure out what you need and
how to make the parts all work smoothly. If you have money but no
time, *then* commercial access providers are the way to go.
Una Smith smith-una at yale.edu
Department of Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520-8104 USA
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