10.0871 mishap on the Silk Road?

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Sat, 19 Apr 1997 22:10:01 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 871.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Dorothy Day <day@indiana.edu> (28)
Subject: Re: 10.0861 Silk Road online

On Thu, 17 Apr 1997, Mary Ellen Foley <mef@netcom.com> wrote:
> >
> There is currently a camel caravan slowly moving along the Silk Road
> making the trip made by merchants for centuries, at the original pace.
> They, too, are documenting their journey as they go, publishing on the
> web. They also invite readers to send them e-mail and they offer to
> respond. I haven't visited the site in a while but could probably dig up
> the URL if you're interested -- I found it through an Alta Vista search
> several months ago, but I believe they're still out there, humping
> slowly along. It should be easy for you to find it, too, if you care.
> Thanks for maintaining the HUMANIST list. I enjoy it very much, and find
> your musings particularly interesting, though I rarely have time to respond.
> Mary Ellen Foley
> [The address of this Silk Road event would be appreciated, I'm sure. --WM]

If you're referring to the group that set out in June of last year,
their site is at


Unfortunately, the last entry in their diary is for Sept. 29, 1996: an
exciting day, leaving the reader wondering what followed.

Dorothy Day			
School of Library and Information Science
Indiana University