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kristoff at genbank.BIO.NET
Thu Aug 2 17:49:05 EST 1990
Dan Davison already replied to this on bionet.general. USENET news
software is not really a part of the UNIX operating system per se, but
should be considered an application that runs under UNIX. Note that
there is a hypercard stack available from SUMEX-AIM.STANFORD.EDU that
allows one to use a networked Macintosh to read news. Progress is
being made in the user-friendliness arena. We don't have your problem
with our news software on GOS. I think you just "lucked out" with the
version that your systems manager put up.
I intend sometime in the next few days to post a summary of my
BIO-MATRIX meeting talk on electronic communications for biologists to
bionet.molbio.bio-matrix which includes details on the above, but just
haaven't had time to put it together yet.
What I find a bit amusing about all of this is the fact that so far
the indications are that the Genome Project wishes to invest minimal
effort in this arena. This is probably just one example of many
pitfalls that could be avoided if biological networking was given a
higher level of priority.
GenBank On-line Service Manager
kristoff at genbank.bio.net
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