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Can you index the indecies ?

Don Gilbert gilbertd at sunflower.bio.indiana.edu
Mon Jul 6 23:48:11 EST 1992


What you are asking for is a bit of a holy grail for the
information services ... a guide to all the electronic
knowledge in the universe (or at least in the known universe
of the Internet)?  You can't find that yet.  

One thing you can do with the proper gopher client is to 
keep copies of the particular knowledge links that are 
important to you.  With some gopher clients, these are called 
bookmarks -- mark an interesting link, say to a genbank 
search question, and you don't have to navigate thru many 
directories next time.

With the mac gopherapp program, you can save any selection
of gopher items (a query or document or folder link) to 
a disk file.  I keep a file called "neat links" with those 
that interest me most.  

This isn't a complete solution, because the gopher/wais 
information universe is always expanding, so you need to 
keep browsing if you want to find out about the new things.

-- Don
 
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Don Gilbert                                     gilbert at bio.indiana.edu
biocomputing office, biology dept., indiana univ., bloomington, in 47405




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