Re: E-Scouting Newsletter
David Weintraub (dhw@HPTELE24.TELERATE.COM)
Thu, 23 Jun 1994 15:12:18 -0500
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> There has been talk about a possible newsletter for Electronic
> Scouting, I offer the following thoughts:
> [...] I envision a newsletter serving our readers as follows:
> * A tool to cover technological issues associated with
> Electronic Scouting (everything from Data compression, file
> exchange, new FTP sites, graphics standards etc.) as well
> as trends and new scouting software.
> * A way to efficiently distribute information of interest to
> World Scouting in general (such as addresses of Scout
> Service centers and camps, etc.)
> * A chance for Scouts of all nations to educate each other
> about the unique qualities of their organizations.
> * A tool to get new users up and running on things such as
> * Or anything else that a majority of the readers demand.
Hey, this maybe a kinda radical idea, but how about a Scout Gopher
Site? This Gopher site can contain all the information about FTP
sites, Scouts-L, rec.scouting, etc. It could also include a "trading
post" where those patch traders can loiter, local newsletters, regional
newsletters, national and international scouting news, etc. There is
a way to gopher by mail, so someone who only wants to download a
special monthly newsletter can do via mail.
Think about it. You logon from a Gopher client and _you_ choose whatever
information you want. Instructions for Scout-L, Trading Post, News (Local
through International), Upcoming Scouting Events, A place where people
could leave notes like "I'm going to Kalmazoo, what are some good places
to visit..." etc. Some of the information never changes, but is always
available via menus, some of the information (like newsletters) might change
one a month or quarterly, some information (like trading post stuff) could
This might be a better format for the type of information you would want
to provide. If anyone is interested, I'll see if I can find some more info
(and a volunteer Gopher site).
WORD 'O NOTE: This would _not_ be a SCOUT BBS! It is a Gopher Site. Gopher
was a "client/server" package developed by the nice guys at the University
of Minnesota (the Gopher State). A Gopher Site is a easier to maintain than
a BBS site.
David Weintraub | Opinions expressed are mine and not Telerate's
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