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Using Telnet for Teleconferencing
By John A. Tuttle

Hi All,  I want to thank Jody for clarifying Telnet.  Since I started
using a computer just a few years ago and the Internet just last year,
the whole learning process has been a steep uphill climb.  It makes me
wish I had become involved a long time ago when I was told that the
computer was the wave of the future.

Since I am very new to this type of communicating, I won't try to explain
things that I don't really understand.  I do know that it works very
well.  Mr. Benner and I (and a few other people) had a very interesting
conversation about stringing practices and player actions yesterday

I do enjoy talking to other technicians about the work we do.  It's not
like we can talk to our neighbors about such technical things as 'the
degree to which we stretch new strings' or 'the differences (good and
bad) between player actions'.

As Jody aptly noted, you do have to set up a rendezvous time.  Mr. Benner
thought it might be very interesting to get 10 or 15 people involved in a
single topic at the same time, creating a truly interactive exchange.

Perhaps a specific day and time can be established so that interested
parties can plan for the 'get-together'.  I also think that Jody's idea
about using the conversation in the MMD is excellent.  That way nobody
gets left out or misses what may be interesting and/or enlightening

While I have enjoyed the exchanges in the MMD since day one, sometimes
the threads get spread out over a week or more and the crux of the
initial article fades.  Not that that's a bad thing.  But when you
consider the possibilities of having an interactive conversation about any
number of subjects and having many viewpoints at basically the same time,
some of the more complex issues/ideas can come to a resolve much faster.

In closing, I want to thank Jody again for explaining Telnet.  It
reminded me of the old 'party-lines' where you 'drop-in' on somebody
else's conversation and put in your two-and-a-half cents worth.
(Inflation...  :-0)

John A. Tuttle

BTW, I got the NetTerm Telnet application at  It runs on
the DOS side of the system (I don't really understand what that means).
No fancy graphics but Paul and I were talking as fast as we could type.
There was almost no lag time at all.  (and they use lots of shorthand
like <G>(Big Grin))

(Message sent Fri 18 Jul 1997, 11:38:59 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

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