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Herman J. Woltring
05-15-1991, 08:33 PM
Dear Biomch-L readers,

Further to my postings in March and April on the EARN-USSR link through IREX
of Princeton, NY/USA, in which access was anticipated as of early May, I was
highly interested to read the following article:

"International Electronic Mail gains significance in the Soviet Union and
Eastern Europe" by Joel E. Snyder , A. Thomasz Jarmoszko,
and Seymour E. Goodman, IEEE Computer, March 1991, pp. 81-84.

The paper provides a well-written survey of technical and economical/political
developments. Yesterday, the primary author wrote me that the difficulty of
setting up international lines make it likely that the USSR-EARN link will not
activated before mid-summer 1991. Also, he kindly sent me a UUCP-map for the
USSR and the Baltic (e.g., Riga in Latvia) with 125 nodes. Interested readers
are welcome to ask me for a copy.

With kind regards,

Herman J. Woltring, Eindhoven/NL