Re: Project Gutenberg's Roget's Thesaurus

Rik Harris <>
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Subject: Re: Project Gutenberg's Roget's Thesaurus 
In-reply-to: Your message of "13 Apr 93 18:07:08 +0100."
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 93 11:24:49 +1100
From: Rik Harris <>
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> As more public domain hypertext comes on line, we are going to need
> some big disks on each continent for it.  We should also perhaps use
> some mirroring software to keep them up to date.
> One possibility is we feed back the hypertext to Michael Hart.
> It could just be an overlay of files which have pointers to
> the actual text, or a smart server which can #include the
> actual text into a wrapper document.
> Nat, do you thing the Gutenberg project would consider
> using their existing distribution chain for the stuff? We could
> set up W3 servers on some of their machines maybe?  It would
> take less CPU than FTP.

From reading the stuff Michael Hart has written, and the arguments in
the GUTNBERG mailing list, I'd be surprised if they'd go for this.  They
seem to be interested in providing only plain ASCII files, and nothing
else.  I don't want people to think I am criticising them, they are doing
a wonderful job, but they tend to stick to ASCII only.

(that's not to say it's not worth a go :-)

Rik Harris -
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