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Re: VMS article in New Scientist

Hi Jorge,

I would be quite grateful if someone posted a quick report. Our
library probably carries the magazine, but it may take weeks to get

It's a nice article, that manages to give a feeling both for what the VMS is, and for the current state of play in VMS research. Of course, it would have been nicer if it had been 10x longer, but what the hey. :-)

If the article does have a fault, it's that it (kind of) gives the impression that the VMS are being attacked by nobody apart from cryptographers and linguists - but Catherine Z did an excellent job of fitting a lot of detail into a small space, so this may just be nitpicking on my part. :-/ Still, I've written to the NS letter-page to try and balance this out... maybe they'll publish, maybe not, you never know.

But the best news of all is that New Scientist publishes *all* its articles into its web archive one week after the cover date (17 November + 7 days => 24th November), so it should be accessible to everyone eight days from now - I'll post up a direct link here when they do. :-)

That'll save me the bother of OCR'ing it in and being sued for copyright infringement. :-)

Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....