Re: BSA Organization Communication
Sleezer, Jim (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Fri, 11 Sep 1992 11:20:02 CST
On Fri, 11 Sep 1992 10:11:00 EDT Sam Fairchild said:
>I heard, second hand, that the computer system at "National" is an
>antiquated Texas Instuments mainframe-based system. Its age is about
>8 to 10 years, which is forever in computer-land.
>Perhaps some large computer manufacturer could donate equipment and
>provide substantial discounts to local councils for modern equipment.
>Maybe then we could keep up with membership info in a more timely
Membership info is rather current. If the local council enters the data
in a timely manner, you can get up to date listings on the spot. It's
there, just not on our system!!!
When Juniata Valley connected to the national network, I actually got
a current membership card in the mail BEFORE I got home. Perhaps I
should admit that I took three days getting home. Considering the
postal service(?) the council office must have been pretty fast!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City