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Re: [seul-edu] Re: Building some seul-edu archives summaries

On the subject of the archive, how large are they?  I was
thinking a searchable CD might be of some use. (personal


Roger Dingledine wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 10, 2000 at 03:19:42AM -0400, karl wrote:
> > Thanks a million for the URL/lead, Roger.
> > I will skim through www.seul.org/archives/seul/edu/,
> >
> > How could I help categorize, or organize the mail-archives?
> >
> > Would you like to see a crisp page that has direct-links to relevant
> > email-messages about free software-in-education pro-action?
> >
> > That is probably the best action I could make for my writings: to index
> > all of my citations, sources, and leads in a one-page HTML list.
> >
> > Maybe I'm missing the idea?
> >
> >  --Karl
> Yes, that's right.
> There have been a number of previous attempts to do this. They all go a
> little ways and then stop. So when you're working, you should make sure
> that every step you take is useful. Think small, actually try to create
> immediately useful documents. Don't expect to tackle all of the topics
> and all of the archives -- they're much bigger than you realize.
> I suspect you will be most useful if you try to build documents to
> answer your own questions, rather than anticipating what other people
> "might want". This will a) make you most likely to actually do it, and b)
> make it definitely useful for somebody out there.
> Somewhere in the archives is a nice start on this -- I think it was one
> of the Bill's on here, who came up with a list of topics that it would
> be nice to summarize. Doug left for vacation today, so he isn't here to
> remind us who or where it is. Perhaps somebody else on the list can dig
> this out more easily than I?
> I would be happy to provide you with all of the seul-edu mails in
> mbox (mh) format, or also all of the webified mails in a big tarball
> so you can download and browse them locally. Let me know what would
> be convenient.
> Thanks!
> --Roger

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