Economics Network CHEER Virtual Edition

Volume 8, Issue 3, 1994

Ed lines

The facelift for CHEER which I promised you in the last issue has been postponed for one further issue. In part this is due to the delay in the delivery of the new CTI logo. It also has quite a lot to do with the fact that I have been too busy to develop the new design to the point where I am happy with it, so I decided to stick with the old format for this issue. However, plans for the publication of the electronic version of CHEER via Bristol's World Wide Web server are now well advanced. If you have had a chance to view the CTI Econ material held there you will have seen that the contents pages of past issues of CHEER are already there for you to browse through. As from this issue the entire contents of CHEER will be available for you to view provided that you have a suitable piece of client software on your machine (such as NSCA Mosaic). The full URL address for the CTI Centre for Economics is given on page 46 of this issue of CHEER.

For those of you considering setting up your own World Wide Web Server, or even if you just want to know a bit more about World Wide Web and all that goes with it, I would recommend that you read the article by Mike Emslie (page 22). Two other papers develop the theme of obtaining information via the Internet. The first, by Nicky Ferguson and Debra Hiom, gives the lowdown on the new Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG) - "sausage" to its freinds - while the second, by Thomas Krichel and Thorsten Wichmann updates their "Internet Primer" article in the November 1994 issue of the Economic Journal (which, of course, has a rather longer printing lead time than CHEER).

The beta version of WinEcon has now been released. After incorporating any necessary amendments which are needed as the result of the teaching and learning trials now taking place at Consortium universities and those of some Associated Members, the first full version of the program will be launched at the RES Conference at Canterbury in March. I believe that there are plans for this to happen at a special reception at the conference where Consortium members and future users of WinEcon will be able to "toast" this new path-breaking package. For any further information on WinEcon please contact Phil Hobbs at Bristol.

Meanwhile I hope you enjoy this latest and thus far biggest issue of CHEER.

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