It's MICROBIO@NET.BIO.NET (!)

Una Smith una at doliolum.biology.yale.edu
Fri Sep 2 18:51:24 EST 1994


 <Stephen_W._Mamber_at_~PRIWFB05 at ccmail.bms.com> wrote:

> ... the address had to be shortened to 'microbio at net.bio.net'
> for (presumably) internet-related reasons.

The Internet has nothing to do with it.  A long time ago, 
user names (and aliases) were restricted to 8 characters.
This hasn't been true in most places for nearly a decade,
and has never been true on the Internet.  For the sake of
consistency, David Kristofferson still makes BIOSCI mailing
list names no more than 8 characters long.

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	Una Smith			smith-una at yale.edu

Department of Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT  06520-8104  USA



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