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An idea for collaboration among virologists

Ian A. York iayork at panix.com
Wed Feb 7 10:37:32 EST 1996


In article <m0tk5Im-0003WRC at uctmail.uct.ac.za>,
Ed Rybicki <ed at molbiol.uct.ac.za> wrote:
>
>Perhaps regular once-weekly / monthly theme chats (like: using the 
>Web for virus education; animation on the Web; Ask Your Virologist 
>featuring some expert)?  Also maybe host some cyberConferences on 
>specific topics (like: regualtion of replication of bromoviruses; 
>geminivirus replication).

I like this idea. My experience has been that anything that relies on
informal get-togethers tends to disappear after about two get-togethers. 
If there's some kind of pre-arranged topic - or a seminar, or a panel of
experts - then people are more likely to drop by.  

>> 1 - have some software installed on the web server that acts like a
>> discussion group (like bionet-virology) and have a set time each week that
>> virologists come to the site and post messages and respond to postings.
>
>Best solution, usable by the greatest number.

Agreed.

Ian
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