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Subject: Invitation to join UNITE discussion list ...
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UNITE Discussion List - New Members Welcome ------------------------------------------- UNITE is an acronym for User Network Interface To Everything. The purpose of the list is to act as a focus for discussion related to the general theme of one interface to all network services. At present the user has at their disposal a mishmash of client programs, for various platforms, which access diverse information servers in different ways. Some of these individual user agents are commendable interfaces to particular sources. However to approach the information age in an orderly fashion we require total solution interfaces which support transparent access to all available information from a familiar working environment. UNITE attempts to loosely define what a total solution should consist of. We also try to identify current systems which are bringing network services together in one user interface. Evaluations and comparisons of such systems is an ongoing activity of willing members, with the aim of providing a repository of information on the progress toward the 'ideal' interface. To join the list send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org containing the line: join unite <yourfirstname> <yourlastname> The list was started by members of the European RARE (Reseaux Associes pour la Recherche Europeenne) working group on Information Services and User Support (wg-isus), as part of a task force to survey 'total solution user interfaces'.