3.412 name please; ethics list; Internet (96)

Thu, 31 Aug 89 00:02:31 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 412. Thursday, 31 Aug 1989.

(1) Date: 30 August 1989 (19 lines)
From: Willard McCarty <MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: name yourself always

(2) Date: Wed, 30 Aug 89 12:04 CDT (12 lines)
Subject: re ethics in computing

(3) Date: Wed, 30 Aug 89 13:21:51 CDT (40 lines)
From: Caroline Arms <ca0l+@ANDREW.CMU.EDU>
Subject: Internet and BITNET introduction

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Date: 30 August 1989
From: Willard McCarty <MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: name yourself always, please

Dear Colleagues:

I have again had a request that all contributions from members of this
seminar carry their names and not just user-ids. I think we all need or
at the very least appreciate the sense that we are talking to a living
human being and not to a code or electronic mask. This is especially
true when messages are challenging, provocative, or even aggressive
(though I would hope that the last kind remains rare).

Thanks very much.

Willard McCarty

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Date: Wed, 30 Aug 89 12:04 CDT
Subject: re ethics in computing

There is a special list devoted
to ethics in computing ETHICS-L
Subscriptions are through the
to imply that it is inappropriate
to discuss these matters on HUMANIST
I simply wish to provide information
for those interested.
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Date: Wed, 30 Aug 89 13:21:51 CDT
From: Caroline Arms <ca0l+@ANDREW.CMU.EDU>
Subject: Internet and BITNET introduction

National Computing Networks (U.S.A.)

The vision of the electronic library of the future is built
on easy access to information resources across campus, across the
nation, and even across the world. The last few years have seen
an enormous development in general-purpose computer networks that
link academic institutions around the United States and across
the world. Several different networks have evolved from
different origins, but efforts to develop a coherent strategy for
the future are under way. For a more detailed description of the
networks, see Campus Networking Strategies, an earlier volume in
this series.[1] The national network that is probably of most
importance in the long term for delivering electronic information
to the academic community is the Internet, which supports high
speeds and powerful services. BITNET is a less powerful, and
less expensive network; it reaches many smaller institutions that
have not been able to justify the higher budgetary commitment
(for equipment and staff support) to connect to the Internet if
the campus network is not immediately compatible. The number of
institutions connected to these networks has been growing
rapidly, and mechanisms are in place to maintain and upgrade
services, speed, and reliability. These networks are now part of
the academic infrastructure, general-purpose highways for
transporting data.

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for information about how to issue such a command. Problems
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