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Darwin-L Message Log 5:1 (January 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

This is one message from the Archives of Darwin-L (1993–1997), a professional discussion group on the history and theory of the historical sciences.

Note: Additional publications on evolution and the historical sciences by the Darwin-L list owner are available on SSRN.


<5:1>From DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu  Sat Jan  1 00:27:24 1994

Date: Sat, 01 Jan 1994 01:31:09 -0400 (EDT)
From: DARWIN@iris.uncg.edu
Subject: List owner's monthly greeting
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Organization: University of NC at Greensboro

Greetings to all Darwin-L subscribers, and happy new year!  On the first
of each month I send out a short note on the status of our group with a
reminder of basic commands.  Darwin-L is now four months old, and we have
more than 500 members from nearly 30 countries.  I am grateful to all of you
for your interest and your many contributions.  In the early days of our list
many people sent short introductory messages describing the nature of their
interest in the historical sciences.  If any of our newer members would like
to introduce themselves in this way they are most welcome to do so; others
who wish to remain in the background and just listen in on our discussions
are perfectly welcome to do that as well.

I hope shortly to have available a gopher archive that will allow anyone
with gopher access to browse and retrieve Darwin-L logs and other files,
and also to connect to a variety of other network sites that relate to the
historical sciences.  Retrieving files via gopher should be much easier
than via listserv, and I will let everyone know as soon as this service is
available.  At the moment I am waiting for my local computer center to make
one small change on our campus mainframe that is required before the archive
can made available; as is often the case, however, the bigger and faster the
computer, the slower the people are who run it.

The following are the most frequently used listserv commands that Darwin-L
members may wish to know.  All of these commands should be sent as regular
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not to the address of the group as a whole (Darwin-L@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu).
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extraneous text, as the command will be read and processed by the listserv
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I thank you all for your continuing interest in Darwin-L, and wish you
a happy and prosperous new year.

Bob O'Hara, Darwin-L list owner

Robert J. O'Hara (darwin@iris.uncg.edu)
Center for Critical Inquiry and Department of Biology
100 Foust Building, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, North Carolina 27412 U.S.A.

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