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Date: Mon, 8 Jul 1996 14:24:11 -0800 (PST)
From: Swedish Medical Center <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: Electronic alternatives (James Huesmann)
> >Al Henderson <70244.1532@COMPUSERVE.COM> writes:
> >Yes, but this is only the latest excuse in 50 years of cutting library
> >collection growth that was interrupted briefly by the Sputnik thing.
> >Research publications have doubled three times in that period while major
> >library collections have doubled only twice. Library growth has been
> >substantially slower than it was before World War II.
> Didn't the "Sputnik thing" happen after World War II?
Sure did: I was born three days later. ;-)
WWII ending*: September, 1945 (exact date not at hand)
Sputnik launch: October 4, 1957
My "launch": October 7, 1957
*Japanese sign 'instrument of surrender' on the deck of the USS Missouri.
Mike Scully, of....
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