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Re: lynx-dev lynx's uses in Arizona (was: anonymous usage of lynx)

From: Dr. Juan-Carlos Lerman
Subject: Re: lynx-dev lynx's uses in Arizona (was: anonymous usage of lynx)
Date: Fri, 9 Oct 1998 20:55:30 -0400 (EDT)

Reply to message from address@hidden of Fri, 09 Oct
>Just for the information of all: Here in Arizona, lynx is used by the 
>Phoenix library to access magazine and newspaper indices and articles
>using a site called proquest. Anyone accessing these articles on the 
>Phoenix dial-up is using Lynx, whether they know it or not. 

Also in Tucson, AZ, the Public Library (city and county) provides free
public access through Lynx, *including* book and other catalogs.

The local university (U of Arizona) and Community College (Pima) provide
free public access through Lynx and also their catalogs can be accessed
through Lynx. And the same can be said for the other two state universities
(Arizona State, and Northern Arizona).

In brief, the number of potential users of Lynx in this state is equal
to the nummber of permanent residents plus the *winter visitors* who not
only use the web as source of information and to search the libraries
catalogs, but also telnet through Lynx to keep in touch with friends and
relatives in their home state.

>Also, the AzTeC Free-Net (an independent Free-Net which is independent of 
>Arizona State University, but is maintained, partially funded, and 
>run by ASU) uses Lynx as its only browser, and 16,000 people throughout 
>the state are active users. 
>Both systems use 2.7b. 
>As a member of AzTeC's Board of Directors, I can assure you 
>that our users, for the most part, seem quite happy with the flexibility
>functionality of lynx. (Many prefer to use it on some websites, for 
>faster loading and easier access than graphic browsers.) 
>So the great work of lynx developers is appreciated! 
>--Rick Lewis

Needless to say, if the anonymous Lynx were to be discontinued it would be
felt as bad as a deterioration in the transportation and communication
infrastructures. Note also that for many individuals graphic browsers are
not a choice (even if provided anonymously): scholars seeking text info,
persons affected by attention deficit disorders and sleep disorders, and
many others.

Please add also my expression of appreciation to all the Lynx volunteers!

Juan-Carlos Lerman

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