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The Dinosaur Mailing List to Merge with AOL-Time Warner
Mickey Rowe and I are pleased to announce the merger of the Dinosaur Mailing
List with AOL-Time Warner, effective April 1. We will both be staying on as
executive advisors, but Steve Case will be your everyday moderator. The
changes in list operation will be seamless once everyone changes over ISPs to
Many exciting new features will highlight this union of dinosaur science with
Internet technology and publishing. All messages will be instant messages,
so that posts will appear live on subscribers' screens, and you can enjoy
immediate feedback to ideas. Favorite Places will actually take you to those
places, through Time-Warner Travel.
Subscriptions to the Dinosaur Mailing List will cost $21.95 per month, which
includes 65 MB of postings. The mail greeting will be You've Got Feathers,
and posts may include all types of ads, including ad hominem, ad hoc, and ad
Writer-subscribers will be guaranteed publication through Time-Warner,
including a possible movie sale. One piece of artwork from each
artist-subscriber will be purchased by John Lanzendorf and become a permanent
part of his collection, replacing the SVP Lanzendorf PaleoArt Award.
Jim Cunningham and Jeff Hecht have already begun installing
state-of-the-dino-art fiber optics cable to connect your computer to the
DMLAOLTW system. Tom Lipka will be digging up your yard looking for mammal
teeth, since he is now working on the Arundeaol (in)formation.
If you sign on a friend, Dinosaur List artists will customize your
surroundings with favorite paleo scenes. Michael Skrepnick is standing by to
paint dinosaur murals on the side of your home or office building, or you and
your family can enjoy appearing in any of his paintings. Dan Varner is on
board to decorate aquariums and pool areas with Cretaceous seascapes which
your current fish or guests will most likely never forget.
A communications satellite and space station called the Soaropod was launched
on April 1. Dr. Thomas Holtz is paleontologist-in-orbit at the station,
generously beaming 500 hours of cladistics training down to classrooms around
the world. Luis Rey has been awarded the extreme honor of painting the metal
skin of the craft, which incorporates feathers as solar panels. The
Soaropod's sister ship, the Longisquamir, unfortunately crashed and burned
after the Oregon-Kansas design team used 8 paired flat structures connected
by a thin membrane as an airfoil.
Mickey Rowe has a new address from his stock option-purchased Santa Barbara
ranch, Neuroland, but I will keep my present screen name after moving to the
space station and remarrying Arthur C. Clarke.
As always, answers to questions can be found at our Administriviaol.