3.1024 18th-Cent.; RUSTEX-L; Internet; SCE/MMLA call (186)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Thu, 8 Feb 90 21:41:40 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 1024. Thursday, 8 Feb 1990.

(1) Date: Wed, 7 Feb 90 23:58:00 EST (19 lines)
Subject: Brand New 18th-Century Interdisciplinary Discussion List

(2) Date: Thu, 08 Feb 90 08:00:09 EST (18 lines)
From: Elliott Parker <3ZLUFUR@CMUVM>
Subject: RUSTEX-L list

(3) Date: Thu, 8 Feb 90 08:32:10 EST (30 lines)
From: djb@harvunxw.BITNET (David J. Birnbaum)
Subject: rustex-l

(4) Date: Thu, 8 Feb 90 11:51:40 EST (51 lines)
From: Paul Jones <pjones@mento.acs.unc.edu>
Subject: What is the Internet?

(5) Date: Thu, 8 Feb 90 14:40:16 -0500 (37 lines)
From: Gary Stonum <gxs11@cwns6.INS.CWRU.Edu>
Subject: SCE/MMLA Call for papers

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Date: Wed, 7 Feb 90 23:58:00 EST
Subject: Brand New 18th-Century Interdisciplinary Discussion List

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Date: Thu, 08 Feb 90 08:00:09 EST
From: Elliott Parker <3ZLUFUR@CMUVM>
Subject: RUSTEX-L list

In Humanist 3.1017, I asked about a new list on Russian typesetting
and email. Matthew Gilmore (GY945C@GWUVM) sent the answer. It is
a very new list, so that is why it didn't show up on the List-of-

Standard listserv commands to LISTSERV@UBVM
Postings to RUSTEX-L@UBVM

Journalism Dept. Internet: eparker@well.sf.ca.us
Central Michigan University Compuserve: 70701,520
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 BIX: eparker
USA UUCP: {psuvax1}!cmuvm.bitnet!3zlufur
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Date: Thu, 8 Feb 90 08:32:10 EST
From: djb@harvunxw.BITNET (David J. Birnbaum)
Subject: rustex-l

Elliott Parker <3ZLUFUR@CMUVM> writes:

>Has anybody run across a list called RUSTEX that deals with
>"Russian TeX and Soviet Email?" Any additional info. would be

Rustex-l, originally set up to discuss Russian TeX, now covers many
topics pertaining to computing and Cyrillic. This includes Russian
TeX, Soviet Email, Cyrillic word processing, spelling checkers,
thesauri, hyphenation routines, character set standards, keyboard
layouts, and other matters that I have probably forgotten. It is
not for political discussion.

The address is rustex-l@ubvm.bitnet. The ListServ owner is Dimitri
Vulis (dlv@cunyvms1.bitnet), a graduate student in mathematics at
CUNY and the author of an M.A. thesis on Russian hyphenation algo-


David J. Birnbaum djb@wjh12.harvard.edu [Internet]
djb@harvunxw.bitnet [Bitnet]
...!wjh12!djb [UUCP]

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Date: Thu, 8 Feb 90 11:51:40 EST
From: Paul Jones <pjones@mento.acs.unc.edu>
Subject: What is the Internet?

What is the Internet?
by Paul Jones
Academic Computing Services
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Permission to reprint and distribute given only if this attribution is also

"In the beginning there was the ARPAnet, a wide area experimental network
connecting hosts and terminal servers together. Procedures were set up
to regulate the allocation of addresses and to create voluntary
standards for the network. As local area networks became more
pervasive, many hosts became gateways to local networks. A network
layer to allow the interoperation of these networks was developed and
called IP (Internet Protocol). Over time other groups created long haul
IP based networks (NASA, NSF, states...). These nets, too, inter-operate
because of IP. The collection of all of these interoperating networks
is the Internet. " So begins The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Internet , a
text prepared in 1987 by Ed Krol. Since those ARPAnet days, the
Internet has grown and divided without losing interoperability, allowing
researchers, scholars, students, and even introverted computer nerds to
interact with thousands of their peers around the world. As of August
1989, there were over 118,000 sites (computers) directly connected to
the Internet. Each site has from 2 or 3 to several thousand people
using the computer at that site. Thus the Internet has a population
size close to that of a major city. The resources of this city include
some of the world's fastest super-computers, some of the world's most
sophisticated computer software (which is often shared), library card
catalogues of many major universities, and often intelligent discussions
with experts (accredited and self-proclaimed) on every subject under the

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Date: Thu, 8 Feb 90 14:40:16 -0500
From: Gary Stonum <gxs11@cwns6.INS.CWRU.Edu>
Subject: SCE/MMLA Call for papers

"Theory and Theory-Work in an Electronic Age"

Society for Critical Exchange panels at the Midwest Modern Language
Assn. annual meeting, November 1-3, 1990 in Kansas City, Missouri Papers
of up to 8 (single-spaced) pages are invited on either (or both) of two
related topics: the implications for criticism and theory of modern
information technology and also specific applications of such technology
to scholarly work in criticism and theory. Deadline for submissions is
April 9, 1990.

Inquiries and submissions should be directed to:

Gary Lee Stonum
Department of English
Case Western Reserve Univ.
Cleveland, OH 44106

Internet: gxs11@PO.CWRU.EDU

Or to put this in a format and a dialect that is a little less
wall-posterish: we're interested in reports and speculations of all
kinds about how the tasks and opportunities of literary theory change
when reading and writing go on-line, become increasingly interactive,
and can telecommunicate with persons, archives, databases, etc. For
instance, what happens to notions of a text; of an author; of reading as
a private, normatively silent activity; of literary works as portable
objects; of originality, plagiarism, genius, and other issues of
copyright and intellectual property; and of a lot of other ideas that
haven't occurred to the organizers yet.