Re: ADMIN: Re: Magazine Index

Aley, Jeff A

Hmm. I got more value out of it than I paid for it.



From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] On Behalf Of Anthony Thompson
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 3:52 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: ADMIN: Re: [STMFC] Magazine Index

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."

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@...<>
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