3.332 LOOK; packet-switching (57)

Sat, 5 Aug 89 15:31:32 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 332. Saturday, 5 Aug 1989.

(1) Date: 2 August 1989 (24 lines)
From: Willard McCarty <MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: LOOK

(2) Date: THU 03 AUG 1989 09:39:00 CDT (12 lines)
From: Jim McSwain <F0A8@USOUTHAL>
Subject: packet switching

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Date: 2 August 1989
From: Willard McCarty <MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: LOOK

Thanks to Hans Rollman, the shareware program LOOK is now on the
fileserver, s.v. LOOKFOR UUE. As you may know, compiled programs must be
encoded to survive many network transmissions. The UUE scheme is one of
several but very widely known. You may download this file from the
file-server in the usual way (see your Guide to Humanist), but to use it
you must have a copy of UUDECODE. For obvious reasons it makes no sense
to place a UUENCODEd version of UUDECODE.COM on the server. So, you'll
have to ask around locally. By the way, once you've UUDECODEd it, you'll
discover an ARCed file, so you'll also need some version of ARC.

By now you're no doubt burning up with curiosity. What is LOOK? It is a
nifty utility much like Gofer but, some say, faster. The interface isn't
quite as trendy, but the program works. As far as I know it isn't

Note the developer's request for a small fee if you decide to keep the

Willard McCarty

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Date: THU 03 AUG 1989 09:39:00 CDT
From: Jim McSwain <F0A8@USOUTHAL>
Subject: packet switching

Recently I received a message from a man in Germany about packet
switching. Unfortunately, I mislaid his address after I had sent
him a message stating that I had no information to help him. I wish
now to point him or anyone else to an article in PC COMPUTING July
1989 entitled "Crossing Borders, Different communications standards
and national packet-switching networks . . ." by Bruce Page, pp. 167-
168. Perhaps this will be of some help. Regards, JMcSwain