[bksvol-discuss] Re: Bookshare's Policy & Perspective on its Lists

Thanks for asking, Roger. I hope you understood the answer better than I did. 
Not important.  My braiin's too old.

Cindy



Wish List (i.e., books wanted added to the collection) and books-being-scanned 
list available at sites below







Wish List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Bookshare+Wish+List



Books Being Scanned List: 
https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Books+Being+Scanned+List

--- On Thu, 9/10/09, Soronel Haetir <soronel.haetir@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Soronel Haetir <soronel.haetir@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Bookshare's Policy & Perspective on its  Lists
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2009, 5:46 PM

fidonet was a worldwide collection of dialup BBSes.  It operated by
having each system call into a local hub and pass traffic back and
forth.  Hubs would then transfer with their neighbors etc. It was
capable of e-mail, group discussion and file transfer (though as far
as I know the last was rarely used due to cost and speed constraints).
 Slow but relatively effective for the time period.

Similar in a lot of ways to usenet, and especially the pre internet
days when usenet was delivered via the unix-to-unix copy protocol.
Just like uucp messages could easily require being forwarded by many
hosts before ending up at the final destination.  Unlike uucp due to
the region-hub-node scheme of fidonet determining the route was quite
a bit simpler.

UUCP often required a user to manually determine a route, and even
worse often multiple routes in order to ensure that a message actually
reached the destination.

At this point its only lasting contribution is likely the first rule
of fidonet which I already quoted.  "Do not be excessively annoying;
do not be excessively annoyed."

I'm not familiar with bluewave.

On 9/10/09, Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx <Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> I know not what either fidonet or bluewave are. Anyone care to explain?
>
>
> "The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies
> the end.
> " Leon Trotsky
>
>                  The Militant: http://www.themilitant.com Pathfinder Press:
> http://www.pathfinderpress.com
> Granma International: http://granma.cu/ingles/index.html
>                  _
>
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> Hi all,
>
> Oh my, FIDOnet, that makes me feel old.  I haven't thought about
> FIDOnet or Bluewave or anything like that in years.  Ah, those were the
> days.  That was twenty years ago!  <grinning>  If Pavi thinks that
> Elizabeth is a problem, anybody remember Greg See-Kee from the
> Disability net or Whosie, hmmm, Tandy Way?  When you've cut your teeth
> on those two flamers, anything said by anybody else is a mere candle
> flame, not a bonfire.   I could tell you stories...Ah, but this is not
> the place.  Suffice it to say that I agree with Soronel.  Amazing, my
> delete key still works, after five computers and twenty years.
>
> Ann P.
>
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> Not all those who wander are lost."
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