10.0534 thanksgiving

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 18 Dec 1996 19:01:59 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 534.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Deian Hopkin <hopkin@lgu.ac.uk> (33)
Subject: Fawcett Library

[2] From: "Paul [not Brian] Brians" <brians@mail.wsu.edu> (26)
Subject: Houghton Mifflin campaign over

Date: Tue, 17 Dec 1996 08:37:35 -0500 (EST)
From: Deian Hopkin <hopkin@lgu.ac.uk>
Subject: Fawcett Library


Just as an interim "thank you", I thought I ought to tell
you that the response to the message you put out on my
behalf on Humanist has elicited the most astonishing
response. I have received, to date, 126 messages from all
over the world, from Budapest to Adelaide, Oslo to Tokyo.
Many of the messages are fullsome, which all goes to prove
that everything we believed about the reputation and role
of the Fawcett in the international scholarly community is
borne out. It is immensely gratifying that so many people
have taken time to write. But even the simple lines of
support show that people really are supporting this
venture, and this helps us enormously.

Beyond this, the message has been passed on to other
bulletin boards and this is now cascading a new wave of
messages. So, coincidentally, we have demonstrated
something of the proselytising power of the internet. A
nice of piece of empirical evidence for the piece I am sure
one of us will write about new paradigms for scholarly
exchange ! A simple diagramatic representation of the
networks through which this particular message travelled
would be fascinating. Still, another time....

I propose to issue a bulletin from time to time,informing
our friends of progress on the venture. In the meantime,
may I thank you for your help

With very best wishes for Christmas


Deian Hopkin
Vice Provost
London Guildhall University

0171 320 1129

Date: Mon, 16 Dec 1996 09:15:52 -0500
From: "Paul [not Brian] Brians" <brians@mail.wsu.edu>
Subject: Houghton Mifflin campaign over

>From <Pamela Cohen <http://www.hmco.com/hmco/trade/hmi/polar/>:

With Your Help The Campaign has Reached its Goal
Over 2,000 Hospitalized Children Receive Books!

Thanks to you, the Internet community, we
have reached our goal of 50,000 messages
and HMI is currently distributing 2,000 books to
hospitalized children who can't be home for
the holidays. In recognition of the amazing and
voluminous show of support from people all
over the world, Houghton Mifflin plans to
donate an additional 500 books to these

During the campaign, we encouraged people to
share messages of favorite holiday thoughts
and memories with the internet community.
Now that we have reached our goal, we still
welcome you to post messages here by clicking
the button above. However we are no longer
accepting email messages at

Many thanks to all who have participated. We
appreciate your support.

Paul Brians, Department of English,Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-5020