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Subject: Rumours: Conservation Information Network

Rumours: Conservation Information Network

From: Walter Henry <whenry>
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 1989
All of the following is rumour and should be treated accordingly: Rumour
has it that the move to divorce CIN from the Envoy 100 electronic mail
system is coming about earlier than expected.  The Steering Committee
would like to see a new, CIN-run email system in place by April, but
insiders are betting on September.  The system is likely to be run under
Unix on the  computer that serves as the front end for the Ottawa
mainframe (a move I heartily endorse). This should allow the system to
run quickly, efficiently and, probably, inexpensively.  A connection to
NetNorth (the Canadian component of Bitnet) also seems likely.

Other changes, making the database system a tad more friendly, are in
the works.  A new version of the operating system for the CHIN's Cyber
mainframe (NOS VE) will allow database commands to be entered in upper
or lower case, and the SCAN command will now work properly (up to now it
has not handled upper/lower case text well).

                  Conservation DistList Instance 2:10
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Received on Tuesday, 21 February, 1989

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