Re: Italian SIG

Thayer Syme (
10 Nov 1995 09:52:22 -0800

Reply to: RE>>Italian SIG
*From: Matt Bittner
*Wouldn't it be great to get all of "our" type of SIGs on-line?

Indeed it would be great!!

*In thinking about this, I was wondering how one would "standardize"
this type of information transfer. I would opt for Windows format
Write files, with imbedded BMP's.

Sorry but this is a little scary for the 10% or so who are Mac users, not to
mention the SUN or SGI or UNIX folks. Windows format stuff can create some real
hassles. I would vote for a much more generic text format with a collection of
JPGS that are appropriately numbered for reference. The other option would be
for setting these up on Web pages but then the text only folks get shut out as

*If not Write, then how many would be willing to buy software
"x" to become stadardized?

Again, is the platform compatabilty issue.

Just some thoughts. I don't have enough time to do all the online stuff I want
to anyway, so missing out on a little more won't cause my demise. It will be
frustrating, though, to know there is a discussion of things near and dear to my
heart that I can't access.

Thayer Syme
San Francisco