Nanci Brasket created a web page
on the ASI web site that
describes the Artemis presence on GEnie. We hope to have similar pages for
the other on-line services soon. Candace Dicks talked to some sysops
on America OnLine about setting up an Artemis "message board". MB talked
to some people on MSN about setting up an Artemis presence there. Since
MB is leaving MSN, he has turned over the information he gathered to the
new Artemis rep on MSN, Doug Cross.
The Artemis presence on GEnie took a major hit with the recent major
change in pricing under GEnie's new ownership. Greg Bennett and several
other Artemis members decided GEnie's new pricing was too much now that the
Artemis Project has essentially moved to the Internet and have cancelled
their GEnie accounts. Attempts are being made to work out an arrangement
with GEnie's new owners to keep the official Artemis account active on
GEnie so that the Artemis presence can continue. On CompuServe, Vik
Olliver recently received information on starting a new forum for the
Artemis Project. On MSN, a request to add an Artemis icon to the Astronomy
and Space Forum was denied. Efforts are underway to identify what options
exist for an Artemis presence on MSN.
Vik Olliver received some information from the local contact for
CompuServe about establishing a forum for the Artemis Project on
CompuServe. A discussion about those options then occurred on the ECTC
mailing list, but no plans were finalized so there has been little progress
beyond the initial discussion. Candace Dicks has asked for someone else to
take over the role of coordinating the Artemis presence on America OnLine
now that she is very busy as the Administrator of the Office of Space
Flight Technical Council. If any of you have access to AOL and would be
interested in coordinating our efforts to provide Artemis Project
information on AOL, let me know.
Chris Eason, in his new role as Artemis AOL contact, contacted the
OMNI Magazine Online Editor about setting up an Artemis area in the OMNI
forum on America OnLine. If that plan is approved, and it looks promising,
several key Artemis documents will be made available in that forum and a
direct link will be established to the ASI web server.
Vik Olliver passed on several discussions from the Spaceflight forum on
CompuServe to the artemis-list mailing list. Chris Eason began classes to
learn the software used on America OnLine to manage objects in a forum in
preparation for maintaining an Artemis area in the OMNI Forum.
Vik Olliver found several newsletters on CompuServe that could be good
places to put references to the Artemis Project when our publicity campaign