[Taxacom] Re; Research Assistant ? Solanaceae DNA Taxonomy

Jim Croft jim.croft at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 21:21:49 CDT 2010


yeah... what they said...

mmmm...  ascii...  mmmm...

jim

On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 8:45 AM, David Wagner <davidwagner at mac.com> wrote:
> Hear! Hear!
>
> There's no need to keep Microsoft vulnerable to monopoly suits, and no
> need to submit to virtual monopoly.
>
> David H. Wagner, Ph.D.
> Northwest Botanical Institute
> P.O. Box 30064
> Eugene, OR 97403-1064
>
> davidwagner at mac.com
> 541-344-3327
>
> http://web.mac.com/davidwagner/Site/FernZenMosses.html
>
> On Apr 6, 2010, at 3:40 PM, Bob Mesibov wrote:
>
>> Dear Edward,
>>
>> It is disappointing to see this:
>>
>> "It is advisable that candidates prepare their answers to the
>> questions in word document which can be transferred into the online
>> application form at www.nhm.ac.uk/jobs"
>>
>> if by 'word' you meant 'Microsoft Word'. The latter is a proprietary
>> program sold and licensed by Microsoft, and I am surprised to see
>> the NHM advising its use, when there are perfectly good cost-free
>> alternatives available with non-restrictive licences.
>>
>> It would be even more surprising if the online application form
>> advised attaching a Word document, rather than pasting ASCII text
>> into an online form, or attaching a document in a non-restrictive
>> format such as PDF or Open Document.
>>
>> I'm sure that NHM allows its staff to use non-Microsoft software,
>> and it would be good to see that liberality reflected in NHM's job
>> advertisements.
>> --
>> Dr Robert Mesibov
>> Honorary Research Associate
>> Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, and
>> School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
>> Home contact: PO Box 101, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia 7316
>> (03) 64371195; 61 3 64371195
>> Website: http://www.qvmag.tas.gov.au/mesibov.html
>>
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