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dougn200

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Hi All,

1. Keep Yahoo I like the pictures and other features.

2. With all the computer guru's we have can anybody figure out how to
make a cd copy of the escribe archives so we have a copy for the club
archives. Not that any dot com company would all of a sudden go out
of business.

Just a thought

Doug
 
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amphi_sc

Guest
--- In amphicar-lovers@y..., "dougn200" <dougparsons@a...>
wrote:
> 2. With all the computer guru's we have can anybody figure
out how to
> make a cd copy of the escribe archives so we have a copy for
the club
> archives. Not that any dot com company would all of a sudden
go out
> of business.
>
> Just a thought
>
> Doug

Who would be interested in such a CD? A CD could indeed be
created as a browser based local copy with a java search
engine for searching the text by word combinations ... i.e.
"brake+hose". Or as it would be local files, one could just
use "grep" to search the text itself if one was so inclined.
Naturally, the ads would be stripped out, but existing flaming
posts or other content wouldn't be filtered and would be
associated with the person's name as posted. In addition to
the date index, it would seem logical to also include an
"author index" as well as "thread" index, but as with the
existing on-line version, the thread index would be only as
useful as the existing "garbage-in garbage-out" content of the
subject line(s). Off hand, I'd say the CD would be pretty
empty (looks to be about 25 meg or less even with all the html
overhead for messages from Dec 14, 1998 through Jan 2, 2002).
Would $15/cd be fair for the reformatting effort and
shipping/handling of this snapshot of history with local
access ability which is immediately obsolete as it is only a
snapshot in time? Would people desire to browse Amphipoda's
ramblings mixed in with dated posts such as "are there any
rooms left for 2000" or more relevant "U-Joint" or
"backup-bilge pump" comments at their leisure off-line? Are
there copyright problems ? ... I can't imagine repackaging
public domain comments would be a problem, but are there
issues here? If the club is only interested in a one-time
backup, then that might lead one in another direction and Mike
Israel might already have another solution?

Just thinking about the thought
Al
 
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Mike Israel

Guest
Re: Re: Escribe List

If Al or the club can figure out a way to make a
profit by creating a CD of the archived contents of
the list I have no issues with this. The list is
intended for the benefit of the list members. Simply
serving as list admin has benefited me over the years
in varying ways ranging from simple advice to free
spare parts just showing up in the mail from
participants. If the list makes someone else wealthy
then maybe they can make a contribution to the Amphi
Club. Of course if they become really wealthy and
wind up owning an Aerocar I will expect a ride in the
left seat!

Regards,

Mike Israel
List / Digest Admin
65 Amphi (white)




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amphi_sc

Guest
Just an update on the status of the "archive CD". I think
it's coming together quite nicely. I'd like to give special
thanks the owners of a few websites that gave permission to
also archive their contents along with the digest postings.
Under my OS, there's around 200 meg of stuff (text, pictures,
searchable text database, etc), but when I put it into a
Windoze format, it about fills up about 600 meg of disk space.
Windoze is just not efficient! No wonder ya'll need bigger
hard drives! Anyway, I'm waiting for the screen savers from
Cap'n John before finishing up the last details. If anyone
has a special site that they think I should consider saving
away, (Interpret the nospam address) and drop me a line at ...
aboat2 "by way of" amphicar dot net. Empty space on the CD is
just empty space, so might as well fill it to the brim!

Al Heath
 
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amphi_sc

Guest
Just an update on the status of the "archive CD". I think
it's coming together quite nicely. I'd like to give special
thanks the owners of a few websites that gave permission to
also archive their contents along with the digest postings.
Under my OS, there's around 200 meg of stuff (text, pictures,
searchable text database, etc), but when I put it into a
Windoze format, it about fills up about 600 meg of disk space.
Windoze is just not efficient! No wonder ya'll need bigger
hard drives! Anyway, I'm waiting for the screen savers from
Cap'n John before finishing up the last details. If anyone
has a special site that they think I should consider saving
away, (Interpret the nospam address) and drop me a line at ...
aboat2 "by way of" amphicar dot net. Empty space on the CD is
just empty space, so might as well fill it to the brim!

Al Heath
 

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