Rob Harper (harper at ebi.ac.uk) wrote:
: The number of WWW servers related to biology has increased dramatically
: over the past year. Does anybody have any statistics as to how many
: now exist.
: And I would also be interested to know the total number of WWW servers
: in existance at the moment.
If anyone could recommend a method to ensure quality rather than quantity
this would also be very much apprectaied. We experience trouble in advertising
W3 as tools in Biology as the actual high-quality information is still
minor in number if compared to printed information. We risk a significant
reputation if sources do disappear or not get updated as much as required.
In particular, senior scientists are extremely sceptical if a demo touches
one of the scurrile server pages (non-scientific, humorous entry points)
of too colorful and quite heterogenous 'hot lists'.
Big question: Will they ever come back after the demo?
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