Why go w3

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Date: Thu, 9 Jun 1994 14:47:23 +0200
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Why get a wheel?

We have a presentation to our VC his two lieutenants and our HOD next
Monday.  We're primarily showing our hypertext course and module
information database - still under dev.  The VC has a reputation - he
removed even the *MAC* from his desk.  We plan to show the CourseInfo
database from a wider point of view - central master store for this data,
easily accessible from anywhere in the institution or beyond, etc.  This is
not strictly our show - it's the registry.  We have been lucky in that we
have one or two non Computing people here who have gotten excited and have
been in a position to prepare large quantities of data for the services.

Getting someone outside your department, on the data prep and input side
helps immeasurably - these things then develop their own momentum.  Our IP
of the month (year actually) has developed the data collection, preparation
and uploading into a gn-2.07 server all by his lonesome.  We now have a
product inside the general reaons for going w3.  This might not help but
the point is any ally is useful at this stage.

Al. <-:< (zpalastair@grid.unl.ac.uk)