3.882 Project Gutenberg and the NeXT (37)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Fri, 22 Dec 89 19:17:34 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 882. Friday, 22 Dec 1989.

FROM: Evin D. Planto
Subject: Project Gutenberg

"Imagine a library where you could find every occurrence of a given
word without turning a single page. Where a thought in one book
leads directly to a related thought in another. Where every book
could be turned inside out, so its information appears in whatever
order it's needed. Those are just a few of the advantages you would
enjoy if you were to visit a Digital Library - something that's built
into every NeXT Computer." This is part of NeXT's propaganda.

With the NeXT computer you get Webster's Ninth New Collegiate
Dictionary, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesarus (which is linked
to the dictionary), the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, and William
Shakespear: The Complete Works all on one 256Mb read/write optical
disk. There is also the digital edition of The Wall Street Journal for
1988 and they are working on 1989s.

I have not been too impressed with the NeXT computer, maybe that is
why I still have a Mac II on my desk (not to say the $9,995 price tag
has anything to do with that dicision). We have two NeXTs here at
EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute) and eventhough they don't
do much for me, I think you might want to check them out for your
Project Gutenberg. I'm still waiting for the color NeXT.

Evin D. Planto
R&D System Analyst
X2904, 6-142