Re: ADMIN: Re: Magazine Index

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Tim O'Connor wrote:
The magazine index suffers from an arbitrary and extremely limited set of "tags" chosen by the creators of the database. After buying the original database myself circa 1991, and subscribing to updates, I decided I had to create my own "notes" database myself (as many other people here have done as well).
This is sure true. I gradually learned ways to work around the idiot system they have. Moreover, it often doesn't work right anyhow--
author's names are sometimes unsuccessful, so are EXACT article titles sometimes. Pretty lame system. My wife the computer scientist watched me fussing with it one time and said, "So twentieth century."

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