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"I'm looking forward to looking back on all this."
-Sandra Knell

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FROM: Edupage, 8 October 1996

Computing officials at 34 research universities have agreed to work together
to build Internet II, a nationwide computing network that will operate at
speeds several times faster than today's Internet. The universities have
pledged to create a new organization, financed by membership fees, which
will help to fund the effort. Partners in the effort will include computer
and telecommunications companies, in addition to the higher education
community. The new network will be used only for communications between the
campuses that choose to participate -- all messages heading toward other
locations will still use the Internet. Educom VP Mike Roberts notes that
the plan calls for involving as many corporate partners as possible: "The
challenge here is not to invent it, but to integrate it." He adds that
Internet II would solve the current "chicken-and-egg" problem, where the
telecommunications companies are reluctant to invest in the next generation
of network technology until there is a critical mass of potential users.
(Chronicle of Higher Education 11 Oct 96 A29)

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FROM: The Scout Report -- October 4, 1996

"The Impact of Electronic Journals on Scholarly Communication: A Citation Analysis"
http://info.lib.uh.edu/pr/v7 /n5/hart7n5.html
ASCII text version:
http://info.lib.uh.edu/pr/v7/n 5/harter.7n5
_Public-Access Computer Systems Review_, University of Houston Libraries
"The Impact of Electronic Journals on Scholarly Communication: A Citation
Analysis," a refereed article by Stephen P. Harter of the University of
Indiana, appeared in the _Public-Access Computer Systems Review_, (Vol. 7,
No. 5), and is available in HTML and ASCII text. It "reports hard
empirical data on the impact of the first wave of e-journals on the
scholarly communities they serve. It assesses the extent to which scholars
and researchers are aware of, are influenced by, and build their own work
upon research published in e-journals. It does this by examining the
artifacts of scholarly communication--the journal article and the
references it makes." The study, based on citation data collected in
February 1996, concludes that "the great majority of scholarly,
peer-reviewed e-journals have had essentially no impact on scholarly
communication in their respective fields. Only eight of the 39 e-journals
studied have been cited ten or more times over their lifetimes. Given that
eleven of the e-journals have print counterparts, these findings are
especially telling."

FROM; Edupage, 19 September 1996

Florida Gulf Coast University, now being built in Ft. Myers on the edge of
the Florida Everglades, has been designed to accommodate learning by
computers and multimedia and to allow an important role for "distance
learning." The university will offer 17 undergraduate and 9 graduate
programs, and employ 300 faculty, administrators and staff. Enrollment is
expected to be 2,500 when the school opens and to climb to 10,000 by the
year 2003. Faculty, who will be given two- to three-year contracts rather
than tenure appointments, will be encouraged to do multidisciplinary work.
http://www.fgcu.edu/ (Atlanta Journal-Constitution 19 Sep 96 D1)

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KENS NOTE: This is only on DOS / Windows platform.
FROM: Mary Yates

Hi, just wanted to say that a few dozen career indexers have been using
a free software, SquareNote, for several years to index collections of
various kinds of sizes up to 50,000 items. SquareNote is very simple
software, easy to learn, which may have been the reason it was used because invariably volunteers are recruited for this work, and volunteers can't be counted on to master complex software. At any rate, we got a good feedback on SquareNote as an indexing tool.


The Easy Way to Organize, Index, Retrieve All Your Information

Your Internet Sites, Contacts, Sources
Your Research Notes, Clippings, Ideas
Your People Contacts, Notes, Appointments
Your Private Collections of Software, Books, Stamps, etc.
Your Daily Journal of News, Ideas, Meetings

For Researchers, Scholars, Writers, Professionals, Executives.
Get it at: http://sqn.com/sqn5.html

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FROM: Mark A. Manross (dfour=AT=bev.net)
Virginia Tech, 202 War Memorial Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0313, 540-231-7629

* PE CENTRAL: http://infoserver.etl.vt.edu/~ /PE.Central/
PE Central welcomes you to the ultimate Web site specifically designed for physical education teachers, students, interested parents and adults. Our goal is to provide the latest information about contemporary physical education programs for children and youth.

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FROM: The Scout Report -- September 20, 1996

Finding a golf course has never been so easy! What started out as
GolfAmerica, the world's largest golf course directory, has been taken
over by InterZine productions (www.interzine.com), renamed, and added to
its popular golf site iGOLF (www.igolf.com). golfcourse.com is a
comprehensive guide to over 16,000 golf courses throughout the world, and
offers complete information about each course's design, layouts, maps,
rankings, reviews, message boards, player fees, caddies/carts, and more.
At its heart is the "course locator," an extensive search engine that can
be searched by course name, location, course difficulty, cost, architect,
or description keyword. There are also feature articles on such topics as
travel, course architecture, and effects of the environment on your game.
golfcourse.com has the polished feel of a corporate web site and makes
excellent use of tables and frames to organize information. Note that the
site makes liberal use of graphics and complex layouts, so a fast
connection is helpful.

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FROM: NET-HAPPENINGS Digest - 10 Oct 1996 - Special issue

Subject: Gymnastics on the web

I just tumbled on to this one ;)

USA Gymnastics.

Complete, categorized, links. Seen Kerri Strug's HomePage?

Links to many of our other gymnast's pages as well.

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FROM: Sorry I lost the source. -KEN
Subject: Nutrition Links

My set of (scientific) nutrition, food science and food safety
links are online at:

Unfortunately, there is not too much available specifically
on nutrition in human performance.

Jean Fremont, R.D. (e-mail: jfremont=AT=sfu.ca)
School of Kinesiology http://www.sfu.ca/~jfremont
Faculty of Applied Science
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby (Vancouver), B.C. Canada V5A 1S6

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Subject: Sports Newsletter

I am starting an email newsletter, "Sports News You Can Use." It will focus
on the business of sports. It is primarily directed to people unfamiliar
with the industry, but it will include enough examples that I think even
sports professionals will find it informative.
I am intentionally starting small. For the time being I am posting
an announcement about the newsletter to mailing lists I have already
participated in. If you are interested, send me an email and I will add
your name to my list.
I would be happy to post the newsletter directly to these existing
mailing lists, but since its content doesn't exactly fit any of them, I'm
reluctant to do so for fear of offending those who want nothing off-topic.
In time I will set up a website and have contemplated starting a
mailing list on sports marketing or sports careers or a related topic. But
I want to get this up and running before getting bogged down in any
technical matters. If anyone has spare server space and is interesting in
running either a website or mailing list on it, let me know. (I am also
checking with my own ISP, but have not received a response yet.)
The newsletter will be quite short in length. Each issue will be
approximately 1000 words or less. It will come out at least once a month,
though I may shoot for weekly or biweekly issues.
The newsletter can be copied and forwarded as long as it remains in
tact and my name remains on it.

Suzanne Lainson

Suzanne Lainson slainson=AT=rmii.com 303 473-9884
SportsTrust, P.O. Box 2071, Boulder, CO 80306
Integrated Marketing; Sports and Event Marketing; Online Marketing

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FROM: Edupage, 29 September 1996

The massive amount of information that's now being generated may appear to
make the individual content provider less important, says a Walt Disney
Imagineering VP, but it actually means that branded content becomes much
more important. In the Information Age, "more information is worth less.
There's too much; you can't swallow it all. Content providers that will be
successful will be the ones that make the content mean something."
(Broadcasting & Cable 23 Sep 96 p54)

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FROM: Edupage, 29 September 1996

"The PC will fade into the background as we deliver technologies that allow
people to focus on their jobs, as opposed to focusing on the computer's user
interface," says Stephen Boies, head of IBM's interactive systems division
at the Thomas Watson Research Center. For instance, IBM is developing a
specialized device that car dealers can plug into their telephone line to
get credit approval for their customers in under two minutes. And
physicians and nurses at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in California
use touch-screen flat-panel displays embedded in the hospital's walls to
track patients' progress. Apple Fellow Donald Norman predicts that we're
seeing the dawn of computing's next generation: "We're at the end of the
second generation of the personal computer," which was marked by the
graphical user interface, promising ease of use. "But what happened," says
Norman, "is computers have become even more complex, expensive, and
unmanageable." In the third generation, "the focus will be on people and
the tasks they want to accomplish, not technicalities." (Information Week 23
Sep 96 p48)

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FROM: Edupage, 26 September 1996

Companies ranging from small startup firms to the big chip maker Intel Corp.
have been intent on getting surfers hooked on Internet chatting. For
consumers it has one big drawing card: it is a lot cheaper than paying
long-distance tolls. Some have predicted there are already more than a
million people using the Internet to make telephone calls. Jeff Pulver, of
Voice Over Network (VON), however, says his best estimate has 55,000 people
a week phoning over the Net, up from 30,000 two months ago. (Toronto Star
25 Sep 96 C11)

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FROM: Edupage, 26 September 1996

A British researcher has found that when a group of volunteers played
computer games, their immune systems were briefly stimulated. Admitting
that the research is still very preliminary, he says, "We' don't know much
about it. What is exciting is that in some circumstances the immune system
actually has an upward regulation." (Information Week 16 Sep 96 p16)

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FROM: Culture in Cyberspace, 10/7/96


Two weeks ago CinC noted that a company was selling a device
that supposedly translated thoughts (as measured by electrical
impulses on the skin) to computer commands. A good explanation
of this technology -- and what it might hold for the future -- is
in the October issue of Scientific American.

Authors Hugh S. Lusted and R. Benjamin Knapp note two major
benefits of "a neural junction between a human brain and an
electronic one." The first is a future vision of effortless
communication with computers. The second is helping persons
with severe neuromuscular handicaps such as spinal cord injuries.
The authors also recount work they have done in creating
"Biomuse," their prototypical brain-computer link that translates
electrical impulses from skin and muscle into computer instructions.
The device has already been used by several handicapped
persons to good effect.

Major advances, however, await a methodology for interpreting and
channeling electrical impulses that come directly from the brain
itself. Researchers can already detect such signal using sensors
attached to the head, but only in a form "attenuated and unfocused
by passage through the skull." The authors do not speculate on
the feasibility of running a connection through the skull directly to
the brain, focusing instead on better detection mechanisms. (Mark
Dery does, however, observe in "Escape Velocity" that some
cyberfreaks are so eager to link directly to computers that they are
rumored to be poking holes in their own skulls to try it out).
SciAm: http://www.scia m.com:80/WEB/WEB/1096issue/1096lusted.html
DeryEV: http://www.well.com/us er/markdery/ESCAPE/VELOCITY/

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FROM: TidBITS#348/07-Oct-96

**Seymour Cray Passes Away** -- This is not strictly Macintosh-
related, but we wish to note the passing of Seymour Cray on 05-
Oct-96, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Cray
built the world's first transistor-based supercomputer in 1958 and
is widely credited with the concept of Reduced Instruction Set
Computing (RISC), which is the basis for the PowerPC and other
modern microprocessors. Although Cray's business ventures weren't
always successful (Cray Research was sold to Silicon Graphics a
few years ago), he will likely remain one of the most influential
figures in high-performance computing for some time to come. [GD]

http://www.cnn.com/T ECH/9610/05/cray.obit/index.html

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Research by Computer Intelligence indicates that smaller, less-well-known PC
makers are going to have rough sledding this holiday season, as experienced
second-time buyers focus on well-known brand names such as Compaq, IBM and
Hewlett-Packard. And while newbies might not be as fussy about whose name
is stamped on their machine, they also don't spend as much -- an average of
$1,952 as opposed to $2,436 for second-time buyers. That leaves smaller
companies like Acer America Corp. and AST Research chasing fewer buyers at
lower prices -- a dangerous game, say industry observers. The average
profit margin on a low-end machine is just 5%. (Business Week 30 Sep 96 p74)

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The Japanese company Fujitsu, which has patented a way to develop
plasma-display panels that could be used to create big screens for computer
monitors and TV sets, will license the technology to other Japanese and
Korean TV manufacturers. Whereas most thin screens, such as those used in
laptop computers, currently rely on liquid crystal displays (LCDs), the
Fujitsu technique makes use of a thin layer of plasma gas coated on the back
of a screen, which is then lit up in various colors when the plasma crystals
are activated by an electric charge. (New York Times 23 Sep 96 C4)

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FROM: C O M P U T E R I N D U S T R Y D A I L Y, September 27, 1996
Netscape Still Leads in the Browser War

Zona Research senior analyst Clay Ryder reports, "With the release
of (Internet Explorer) 3.0 and Navigator 3.0, equilibrium of
features may have been achieved." In spite of this parity,
Netscape is far ahead, according to Zona's survey of enterprise
WWW users. Navigator is the primary browser for 83% of the
respondents compared to Internet Explorer's (IE) 8%. In a survey
of WWW sites, 91% had Navigator available for downloading in
comparison to IE at 28%. Only 26% of companies require employees
to use a specific browser, but of those that do, 21% of companies
specify Navigator.

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From: Bonnie Mohnsen
Organization: Earthlink.net
Subject: Internet Class

Only two more weeks (as of October 10) to sign up for the physical education class over the internet. We will be studying the National STandards, the California Framework, and the Fitnessgram via chat sessions, virtual auditorium
experiences, electronic field trips, email, and listservs.

To join - call Joanne Wright at 714-966-4393 and ask for an internet
registration flyer.

Don't we left out of this new online/on-demand/ when you want it -
inservice opportunity!

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FROM: Culture in Cyberspace, 9/23/96

A small technology company is offering an alternative to keyboard
and mouse for interacting with a computer: the brain. Reuters tells
us that the company, The Other 90% Technologies, is launching a
product dubbed MindDrive that uses a finger sensor connected to the
PC. The sensor supposedly decodes electrical signals transmitted
from the brain to the skin, which can in turn provide computer

Government agencies such as the Defense Department have long
worked on such technology for aircraft and other devices. The
commercial product currently has limited applications, although plans
are in the works with Walt Disney "to develop short films whose plot
and outcome are controlled by viewers' thoughts." Some see hope
for the technology to help the physically disabled.
Reuters: http://www .yahoo.com/headlines/960918/tech/stories/mind_2.html

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FROM: Edupage, 12 September 1996

Digital Equipment Corp. will debut a high-speed, third-generation Alpha
microprocessor that runs twice as fast as the current 500 MHz Alpha chip.
(Wall Street Journal 12 Sep 96 B4) Meanwhile, next year Digital will unveil
a low-priced Alpha geared toward the PC market. The new chip, developed in
collaboration with Mitsubishi Electric Corp., will run about $400 and will
be more powerful than the lowest-priced Alpha chip available today.
(Investor's Business Daily 12 Sep 96 A7)

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FROM: Edupage, 8 October 1996

Members of the World Wide Web Consortium have endorsed the Portable Networks
Graphics specification, enabling Web users to enjoy truer colors and faster
downloading of graphics. Currently, the colors are determined by what type
of PC is doing the browsing, but the new standard will enable graphic files
to be seen exactly as intended, regardless of the hardware used.
(Investor's Business Daily 7 Oct 96 A8)

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