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    Dear Biomch-L readers,

    In reply to Milan Jira's posting today, I'd like to correct a minor typo:
    the two-letter *country code* for Czechoslovakia is CS, not CZ, while the
    EARN/BITNET `backbone' for his country is CSEARN. In the BITNET NODELST
    file, there is a two-letter string ",xy" identifying the *country* in which
    each particular EARN/BITNET/NETNORTH node is located.

    I'm grateful for Milan's additional remarks; however, I have been told that
    DASP-L is more of a technical nature, on the ins and outs of *implementing*
    networks etc. If I'm wrong -- my apologies. I'll have a look at MIDEUR-L
    -- sounds promising!

    Regards -- Herman J. Woltring

    P.S.: I've enjoyed reading Ian Stokes' posting earlier today, and I'll come
    back on it these days. He wrote me the other week that he was drafting some-
    thing, so I'll take my time for it, too. Hopefully, the other addressees
    will join again. As regards encyclopedias though, I beg to differ. In the
    words of Samuel Johnson more than two centuries ago: "there are two kinds of
    knowledge: one you've got in your head, the other is to know where to find
    it". With one 7 MB encyclopedia on my PC, and a much bigger (but older) one
    on my bookshelves, I cannot possibly accept Ian's compliments here :-) .
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