Date: Sat, 16 Sep 1995 05:10:23 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: length of postings

ii) work out a way to link such things to the ADS web page, and

announce that they're there.

That would be no problem at all. I'm always happy to find new material

to put in our web, ftp, and gopher files.

I think the first of these is preferable, since it wouldn't add to Natalie's

work load and it doesn't presuppose technological access and expertise beyond

what all ADS-L subscribers already have.

Don't worry about my "work load." I don't think of anything net-related

as being work-related. It's all fun. As for people's technological access

and expertise, it would be unusual these days to find many people in the

academic world without at least ftp and gopher access, and probably most

have some kind of web access, although perhaps text-only (which is all I

have at my office -- I have to come home to use Netscape). And technical

expertise has a way of developing quickly when there's something in

particular that somebody wants to do. Almost everything I've ever learned

about net life, or about computers in general, has been prompted by a

sudden need or desire to do something in particular.

Perhaps some other subscribers can add to my suggestions. Note that I

*haven't* suggested that we convert ADS-L to something more like Linguist List

(moderated postings grouped together by topic [by an actual editor] and

circulated as much as 2 weeks after they're sent in); this option would

Good. I hate moderated lists. About the only thing I do with LINGUIST is

grab job ads and calls for papers from it to put on our web pages.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]