On Sat, 3 May 1997, David Longley wrote:
> As a direct consequence, most professionals will shortly be
> saying goodbye to the internet newsgroups as a serious forums for
> scientific discussion. After all, that's largely why the
> professions evolved reviewed publications in the first place.
Of course. Usenet newsgroups < mailing lists < moderated mailing lists <
peer reviewed nonprofit electronic journals < peer reviewed for-profit
ejournals < ...
Actually, nobody prevents a group of professionals coming together, and
founding such a peer-reviewed institution. I'm still amazed that so few
are actually doing it.
> David Longley
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