Date: Tue, 8 Oct 1996 05:46:15 -0500
From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU
Subject: Re: American Name Society
The American Name Society has a homepage
The ANS homepage is linked to ours (ADS -- http://www.msstate.edu/
Archives/ADS/) in the "Net Resources of Interest to ADS Members."
and a listserv ANS-L
Has this usage change become pretty much complete now? Do most of y'all
think of a list as "a listserv"? When people first started calling lists
"listservs," it drove me crazy because of the resulting confusion among
net newbies who would read something about sending whatever command "to
the listserv" and think it meant to the list -- thus causing list clutter.
But so many people seem to be using "listserv" to mean "list" now that
I'm wondering if listserv documents should be revised in an attempt to
get rid of potential confusion.
(Listserv[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]bingvmb.cc.binghamton.edu). It publishes the journal NAMES.
Mail to that address doesn't go to a particular list. It goes to
Binghamton's copy of LISTSERV, a computer program written by Eric Thomas
and used all over the world to run mailing lists.
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)