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From: uiucdcs!essick
Date: Mon Apr 12 21:55:02 1982
Subject: How do you read news?

How do you read net-news?

I am interested in what sorts of terminals people are using to read  news  and
how fast they are running them.

Whether the terminal is a vt-100 or a Hazeltine 1500 is not of particular  in-
terest.   I'm  looking  for  the  general  categories of hardcopy, crt, brain-
damaged, dumb, quasi-intelligent, intelligent, and gifted.  I would also  like
to know what size screen is being used - good old 24x80, or something else.

And how fast do you run your terminal?

It would be ideal if one person on each system would  accumulate  these  stats
and  mail  them  to  me,  but  that  is  probably too much to expect.  Anyway,
responses to me via mail.  I will distill whatever I get and put  it  back  on
the net.

If you use some other method of reading the news (like printing  it  and  then
reading it at your leisure), I would be interested in that also.

        Ray Essick

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From: uiucdcs!essick
Date: Wed May 12 03:22:37 1982
Subject: How They Read Netnews - from a notesfile
Posted: Tue May 11 16:26:14 1982
Received: Wed May 12 03:22:37 1982

uiucdcs!essick    May 11 15:51:00 1982

        Responses to my query about how people read netnews  have  fi-
nally  stopped  coming in. As one would expect, at least one of every-
thing is being used on the net.

        Baud rates seemd to be concentrated at 1200 and  9600.   Those
two were roughly even with about 40% of the readers belonging to each.
The remainder tended to be 4800 baud. A smattering of the replies  use
19.2  and  38.4. And a few people use 300 baud.  Many of the 1200 baud
readers are on dial-ins.

        I was interested in how  many  of  the  terminals  were  smart
enough  to  do cursor addressing and clearing screens, admittedly this
does not require too many smarts.  More the 90% of those  who  replied
use a terminal that is at least that smart.

        A limited number (only 2  replies)  of  people  run  the  news
through  lpr  and read it later; the reasons included forwarding it to
people without access to a machine and vision problems.

        The survey's intent was to  see  what  sort  of  potential  my
"notesfile"  system  would have across the network. "Notes" works best
on a cursor addressable CRT.  We run almost all 9600 baud at  Illinois
and  have  converted to "notes".  Our copy of B news acts as a gateway
to the rest of the network; I'm not sure if anyone uses it for reading

        Information on the notesfile system can be had by  mailing  to
me at:

I will send a copy of the "Notesfile Reference Manual" to anyone  that
sends me a U.S. mail address. (It would save me money if I only had to
send 1 copy per site and someone would make any extra copies there).

        Ray Essick              decvax!pur-ee!uiucdcs!essick
        University of Illinois

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