Index Kewensis on CD-ROM

Curtis Clark jcclark at CSUPOMONA.EDU
Fri Dec 19 20:04:48 CST 1997

At 06:28 PM 12/20/97 +0800, Les Watson wrote:
>     This is not the downside of modern technology.  It is the
downside of
>leaving the authoritative Index in the hands of an institution
which is
>unable or unwilling to apply the technology in a legitimate
way; viz., to
>render the Index readily and inexpensively accessible, in
>updated form, to the scientific community at large.

It's ironic that many of the botanists who actually provide the
data, in the form of new described species, will not be likely
to see their data in the Index. Admittedly there is a
significant amount of work and skill that goes into making the
Index, but it pales in comparison to the work put in by the
botanists that generate the data.

Curtis Clark
Biological Sciences Department             Voice: (909) 869-4062
California State Polytechnic University      FAX: (909) 869-4078
Pomona CA 91768-4032  USA                  jcclark at

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