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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000355.txt from 1994/05

From: Cary Karp <nrm-karp@-----.SE>
Subj: Re: Usenet news
Date: Fri, 20 May 1994 17:57:31 -0400

> >I'm not in favor of the "possible demise of KLARINET" in favor of
> >Usenet news, whatever the structure. I don't have direct access to
> >news (I need to log on to a couple of other hosts to get there), and
> >KLARINET now lands in my home machine. I also feel that KLARINET's
> >clarinet oriented scope should remain as narrow as it is.
> I'm in agreement. On this particular news node, the ratio of useful stuff
> to clutter is high; scrapping this would be a loss.

This is hardly something that needs worrying about. There is no mechanism
by which a distribution list can automatically be preempted by a Usenet
group, so nobody need fear that "they" might corrupt our show. There are,
however, numerous examples of BITNET lists which are fed directly to
Usenet groups -- something which I presume we would welcome, if it were
ever suggested for Klarinet.

Perhaps the list owners would care to comment on the likelihood of their
closing up shop in deference to possible developments on Usenet.

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