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]ra.msstate.edu)