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Re: [ProgSoc] New ITD Computer Laboratory Equipment (fwd)
Patrick Kennedy@nospam.KEYCORP LTD.
06/11/98 09:20 AM
}Why does everyone like zip drives. They are a single-source item
}and so could go obsolete quite quickly. I'm in favour of using CD-burners
}for backup and software distribution wherever possible and I think that
}it's nuts to waste money on zip drives. All I can guess is that ITD
}thought that CD burners would be too much of a temptation for students
}to make pirate CDs (probably true) because in all technical aspects
}they are a far better option.
i disagree about the CD burners, and about Zip being single-source (as
there are quite a few versions of "zip" drives and disks)....BUUUUUT Iomega
are on a fast downhill slide....or so i've heard
i read somewhere they probably won't be in business soon due to problems
with exiting and next generate Zip and Jaz.
If that happens that format of (largish) media will lose any market
dominance it has now.
So it's probably not such a good idea to install Zips
then again there's really no other alternative
CD-R is not suitable at all. I assume that the idea of the zips is to allow
students to bring in and work with large files (40MB Word doc .... mmmmmmm)
and then save them and go home. burn a CD and you can't edit and save the
}Yeah, a wall of text only machines, booting linux and supporting six
}telnet sessions on virtual consoles -- the ultimate in user interface.
i hope you meant the virtual consoles (as in CDE) and not the telnet
please tell me you didn't mean that telnet is the "ultimate user interface"
}I think that a bigger problem is the space that they sit in. There's
}not much of UTS that could be called spare and it seems like they are
}finding more students all of the time. Mind you, computer usage is
}going up and some text-only boxes would give the gurus a fair chance
}among the seething masses of blank faced GUI users.
put 'em in the dungeon...what is it, like 20 floors under level 3 in the
}More catalogs at the library would be good too, I'm sure that there
}is some level surface in the library that doesn't contain a catalog
i was thinking "NET CAFE" in the DAB quad....i can see it now, all those
arty design and humanities students sipping latte and "getting
wired".....using high tech stuff to find out where the next students rally
will be held.
call me we'll do lunch
W e b m a s t e r
Keycorp Limited, Sydney Australia
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