Camille Del Vecchio
cdelvecc at mcls.rochester.lib.ny.us
Wed Jul 2 10:44:15 EDT 1997
We use Lynx for Internet access and it is lightning fast.
Unfortunately it is obtuse and extraordinarily hard to use. Many sites
are for graphical browsers only and the others, while usable, require
great wellsprings of ingenuity and resourcefulness to conquer. It CAN be
done but only by the few and the brave.
"My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to
say, and then to say it with the utmost levity." G.B. Shaw
Penfield Public Library
1985 Baird Road
Penfield, NY 14526
On Wed, 2 Jul 1997, Thomas W. Perrin wrote:
> I can tell you that Lynx (text only) on our Dynix system is the slowest,
> most frustrating, useless piece of software going. It's quicker to go
> home, use my own browser, and come back the next day with the
> information I need. Of course, that is the equivalent of 1960's
> technology, when we had to wait overnight for any data from our massive
> IBM 1401.
> Thomas W. Perrin
> Dspp at aol.com wrote:
> > A question for no one in particular: If libraries would utilize text-only
> > browsers, would there be a need for filtering?
> > D.S.P. Popeck
> > Lakewood Library, Madison Branch
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