;login: newsletter status
Alexander S. Waterman
watermaa at cs.Colorado.EDU
Wed Mar 6 06:37:41 AEST 1991
Albert Cheng suggests:
> What about sending ;login: via Email to members? It can be in
> postscript or troff forms. Can we assume most, if not all, members
> have Email address and access to text processing tools?
Then Dave Taylor writes:
>> An interesting idea until you think about the costs and complexities
>> involved; with the number of members involved with Usenix, the email
>> distribution could be quite prohibitive (e.g. thousands upon thousands
>> of copies emailed at one time from the ole' Usenix machine)
>> Which is to say...
>> What *is* the purpose of "login" as it currently stands? Is it
>> worth the time/effort/expense?
>> Speaking for myself, it's been a long time since I've actually
>> *read* an issue (because it's been a long time since there's
>> been anything *to read* in the magazine).
Could a possibility be to make ;login available by anonymous FTP at
some site like usenix.com? Though not all people have access to the Internet,
this could at least cut down on SOME of the *actual* mail traffic. Also,
for those that don't read it, they just don't have to go and retrieve it.
- Alex Waterman
watermaa at cs.colorado.edu
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