"Threat" to types (or institutions?)

Robert Raven R.Raven at MAILBOX.UQ.OZ.AU
Tue Jul 11 12:24:23 CDT 1995


On Tue, 11 Jul 1995, Arthur Chapman wrote:

> More and more collections are being databased and the information put
> up on the Internet.  Computer video technology is such that a video
> camera can be set up in an institution and specimens passed under it on
> demand, or a video camera may be remotely manipulated in such a way
> that the remote observer can move the camera around a specimen, zoom
> etc. by use of voice commands or joy stick.

Let's not aim so low. The ONLY useful medium for types is a hologram.
Maybe one day someone will put type holograms onto a read-only medium....

Robert J Raven, Museum Scientist (Arachnology)
Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Australia




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