Date: Thu, 4 Jan 1996 11:38:57 -0800


Subject: Re: Can I hear what you're saying?

On Wed, 3 Jan 1996 23:59, Natalie Maynor writes:

Wow! Wouldn't it be great if we could add sound to this list.The audio could

be added to a WWW site, or perhaps could be send via E-mail as a compressed

HTML file.

Just a thought. Are there any techies out there who could help?

If anybody wants to send me a sound file, I'll be happy to put it on the

ADS web pages. You can either e-mail it to me uuencoded or ftp it (remember

to specify binary) to -- and let me know

it's there since I don't check that directory unless I'm expecting something.

As one of the techies, I'll point out that there is an Internet standard

for including things like sound files in email messages; it's called MIME.

(As to what kind of sound file should be included this way, there is less

agreement. A number of the PC mail programs have their own way of

including files, too, but this way madness lies.)

Having established that it *can* be done, should it be? I'd say that

within the society of this list, there's a strong antipathy toward large

messages (and audio files will be largish); for now, at least, I'd

think that Natalie's offer to make such files available via ftp and/or

the Web is the way to go.


David Harnick-Shapiro Internet: david[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

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University of California, Irvine