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From:"Slap, Steven" <>
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Date:Tue, 01 Jun 1999 12:48:36 -0400
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Dear HistoNetters,

As I have been travelling around the country giving my Internet
workshops, and as I work on "The Histotech's Home Page", I am struck by
the frequent references to Internet "communities."  

Those of us who "subscribe" to the HistoNet bring our personalities, our
foibles, opinions, manners and backgrounds with us to the table (um,
keyboard)-  and we can't help but do so.  I belong to a lot of Internet
lists, and they are all dominated by the voices of their frequent
contributors, but bolstered by the unheard presence of hundreds of
"lurkers"-  those who participate by being members of the list's

We gathered "here" together out of a common interest-  "histology"-  but
we stay here because we like it here.

Best regards,
Steven Slap

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