BIOLOGICAL IMAGES NEWSGROUP? [Re: BIOLOGY IMAGES]

David Mathog mathog at seqvax.caltech.edu
Thu Dec 15 12:30:00 EST 1994


In article <3cl0gt$alv at nntp.ucs.ubc.ca>, ywchen at laue.biochem.ubc.ca (Y. W. Chen) writes...
>There are a whole gallery of biologically-related superb graphic images
>etc.
> 

We don't really need to spray these all over the Internet, do we?  Seems 
like a major waste of bandwidth and disk space.

This isn't to say that biological images aren't valuable, just that a news
group dedicated to them should probably restrict itself to notices of image
availability, image content, and some technically related material.  If 
mixed in with that were a steady stream of images it would dilute the 
information content and probably get the newsgroup restricted to a very 
short disk life.

It *would* be nice if there were a definitive Biology Images Web page, 
especially one that had some way to search for images by content, something 
like "list all images of Drosophila wings."

Regards,

David Mathog
mathog at seqvax.bio.caltech.edu
Manager, sequence analysis facility, biology division, Caltech 



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