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 > _ > > table with 2 columns and 7 rows > Subj: > [bksvol-discuss] Re: Bookshare's Policy & Perspective on its Lists > Date: > 9/10/2009 11:29:58 AM Eastern Daylight Time > From: > akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx > Reply-to: > bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > To: > mentat3@xxxxxxxxxxx > CC: > bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Sent from the Internet > (Details) > table end > > 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. > > -- > Ann K. Parsons > Portal Tutoring > EMAIL: akp@xxxxxxxxxxxx > web site: http://www.portaltutoring.info > blog: > http://www.samobile.net/users/akp/blog > Skype: Putertutor > > "All that is gold does not glitter, > Not all those who wander are lost." > > Email services provided by the System Access Mobile Network. Visit > www.serotek.com to learn more about accessibility anywhere. > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of > available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > -- Soronel Haetir soronel.haetir@xxxxxxxxx To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.