Re: BITnet -- was I have doubts
G E Hedrick (geh@A.CS.OKSTATE.EDU)
Tue, 5 May 1992 09:59:06 CDT
$25K is a reasonable amount to spend on BITNET at a school the size
of EKU. There are two primary charges for BITNET: the annual dues,
and the access charges. Both are expensive. There are reduced
charges for BITNET dues for smaller schools. I would think Buena
Vista qualifies for the reduction.
Before we were connected to MIDNET, we spent about $25K per year
just for our phonenet connections for a single department! MIDNET
has wiped out all of our phonenet charges.
I hope EKU can keep its BITNET connection. Many university administrators
are from the "old school" and do not see any value to having
a connection. You may have an uphill fight to keep BITNET. You should
have allies in the Computer Science Department. Enlist them! Someone
will need to carry the fight (and it will be a fight!) after you
leave in August.
I hope the job prospects are looking good.
G. E. Hedrick
Parent of two scouts Unit Commissioner for three units
Assistant District Commissioner, Pawnee Bill District, Will Rogers Council
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