|Re: For Dave Hicks: Volunteer, two.|
Message #6 Posted by Glynn on 14 Sept 2000, 4:08 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by William L. Drylie (third rock from the sun)
Like Steve, I too would be happy to help the Museum archive any program materials from paper into HTML.
It doesn't matter which calculator; it doesn't matter if the program is for calculating the number of toothpicks yielded by a Norwegian-Pine end-table-- if it helps bring together the Program Library to the state we all want it to be (the number-one place we can all point to for ideas, inspiration, as well as solutions), then BY ALL MEANS let's do it.
It's Dave's project to coordinate. I don't want to create any pages he would not like to put up here at the Museum. I would not like to step on other people's contributions, either. Dave may have recommendations to us all regarding style, size, pictures/directories, etc.
But if Dave says your program sheets are something he would like to see re-rendered in HTML: I'll happily take faxes; emailed GIF, TIF, BMP, PDF(Acrobat), XIF(Pagis) attachments; or you can mail me xeroxes (contact Dave Hicks and I'll make sure he has my address). You don't need to (and probably oughtn't) part with your originals, unless Dave has a place to put them.
I am playing right now with that AOLPress HTML editor; a bit disconcerted at its creators lately disavowing its existence, but otherwise happy at how well it seems to work. I think I shall be able to read a program-listing and turn it into a page without difficulty.
I would guess that most programs would be only standalone HTML pages with their documentation included, so getting them back to Dave is just a matter of an email attachment, or FTPing to the Museum site.
Some ISPs are attachment-restrictive; mine has no problem with anything under a meg, so a scan larger than that might need to be sent to me as two or three TIFs... I am trying to anticipate problems with several people getting your boxes of material in some form and making them into Museum format, but mostly, this should be DO-ABLE.
So, anyway, let's get the volunteers and each of us do one or two listings apiece, and see how well it works, and I am sure we can figure out the best way to accomplish this.
Dave, you know that if YOU have a stack to type, I'm happy to help there, too.... I've not written many programs myself, being "mathematically-challenged", but an online archive is a great thing and worth working on, and I'll do what I can to help y'all get it done.