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Jim Logajan...
Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 3:01 pm
 
Hello all,

Traffic on this group sure has slowed over the years. It's hard to tell who
is still lurking and who has been taken from us mere mortals by early onset
of technological singularity. ;-)

So please raise your hand if you are still reading this group.

Okay - that was nice - now if you could please post that you raised your
hand it'd be easier to see how many potential posters and lurkers are still
out there. Smile
 
John Devereux...
Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:24 pm
 
Jim Logajan <JamesL at (no spam) lugoj.com> writes:

[quote:beffb72d9a]Hello all,

Traffic on this group sure has slowed over the years. It's hard to tell who
is still lurking and who has been taken from us mere mortals by early onset
of technological singularity. ;-)

So please raise your hand if you are still reading this group.

Okay - that was nice - now if you could please post that you raised your
hand it'd be easier to see how many potential posters and lurkers are still
out there. Smile
[/quote:beffb72d9a]
Hi Jim,

I'm still here... still lurking... still waiting for my flying car.

--

John Devereux
 
William R. Cousert...
Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:06 pm
 
"Jim Logajan" <JamesL at (no spam) lugoj.com> wrote in message
news:13f0bk764gf1f7e at (no spam) news.supernews.com...
[quote:7d675cdc2b]
Hello all,

Traffic on this group sure has slowed over the years. It's hard to tell
who
is still lurking and who has been taken from us mere mortals by early
onset
of technological singularity. ;-)

So please raise your hand if you are still reading this group.

Okay - that was nice - now if you could please post that you raised your
hand it'd be easier to see how many potential posters and lurkers are
still
out there. Smile
[/quote:7d675cdc2b]
Still here!

What happened? Are people posting elsewhere, or have they lost interest in
nanotechnology altogether?
 
Perry E. Metzger...
Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:24 pm
 
"William R. Cousert" <wrcousert at (no spam) NOSPAMyahoo.com> writes:
[quote:58a6c28522]What happened? Are people posting elsewhere, or have they lost interest in
nanotechnology altogether?
[/quote:58a6c28522]
If there are other fora that are more populated, I'd be interested in
hearing about where they are.

Perry
 
Bob...
Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:13 pm
 
On Wed, 19 Sep 2007 00:24:17 -0000, John Devereux
<jdREMOVE at (no spam) THISdevereux.me.uk> wrote:

[quote:c76b751cd6]
Jim Logajan <JamesL at (no spam) lugoj.com> writes:


So please raise your hand if you are still reading this group.

Okay - that was nice - now if you could please post that you raised your
hand it'd be easier to see how many potential posters and lurkers are still
out there. :-)

Hi Jim,

I'm still here... still lurking...
[/quote:c76b751cd6]
ditto; interest is "casual".

bob
 
Steve O'Hara-Smith...
Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:53 am
 
On Tue, 18 Sep 2007 20:01:11 -0000
Jim Logajan <JamesL at (no spam) lugoj.com> wrote:


[quote:e727de7d5a]Traffic on this group sure has slowed over the years. It's hard to tell
who is still lurking and who has been taken from us mere mortals by early
onset of technological singularity. ;-)

So please raise your hand if you are still reading this group.
[/quote:e727de7d5a]
OK :)

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Based on a hand found at http://chris.com/ascii/art/html/handgestures.html

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The computer obeys and wins. | A better way to focus the sun
You lose and Bill collects. | licences available see
| http://www.sohara.org/
 
shaoping xiao...
Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 2:44 pm
 
second

[quote:bedc6a8db8]


Traffic on this group sure has slowed over the years. It's hard to tell
who is still lurking and who has been taken from us mere mortals by early
onset of technological singularity. ;-)

So please raise your hand if you are still reading this group.


[/quote:bedc6a8db8]
--
================================================
Shaoping Xiao, PhD
Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering &
Center for Computer Aided Design
2412 Seamans Center
College of Engineering
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1527
Tel: (319) 335-6009 Fax: (319) 335-5669
Web: www.engineering.uiowa.edu/~sxiao

Attending USNCCM 9 in San Francisco, July 22-26, 2007
http://www.me.berkeley.edu/compmat/USACM/main.html
The symposium of "Numerical Modeling and Simulation on
Nanoscale Materials and Devices"
ORGANIZERS: Ted Belytschko, Shaoping Xiao and Harold Park
 
Jim Logajan...
Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:52 pm
 
"Perry E. Metzger" <perry at (no spam) piermont.com> wrote:
[quote:a00e1613b6]"William R. Cousert" <wrcousert at (no spam) NOSPAMyahoo.com> writes:
What happened? Are people posting elsewhere, or have they lost
interest in nanotechnology altogether?

If there are other fora that are more populated, I'd be interested in
hearing about where they are.
[/quote:a00e1613b6]
Gina Miller's Yahoo group gets about 20 to 30 posts a month:

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/nanotech/

But you can see that it too has had better days. When that group was seeing
a lot of traffic, so was this one. These are the comparable stats for this
group:

http://groups.google.com/group/sci.nanotech/about

There are a few nanotech-specific blogs, but since they are generally set
up only to allow people to post comments to articles initiated by the blog
owner, they aren't terribly useful to anyone else wishing to initiate a new
line of discussion. Blogs I know of along these lines:

http://www.foresight.org/nanodot/
http://crnano.typepad.com/crnblog/
http://nanobot.blogspot.com/

Here's a link where a bunch more nanotech-related blogs are linked:
http://www.nanotechnews.com/blogs.php

If research and development on molecular nanotechnology is accelerating, it
obviously has no correlation to quantity or quality of posts to any of the
online forums I know about.
 
mike...
Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:02 pm
 
On a dark an' dismal Tue, 18 Sep 2007 20:01:11 -0000, in flickering
lamplight, Jim Logajan <JamesL at (no spam) lugoj.com> scribed with phoenix qill :

[quote:57ec75d6ef]
Hello all,

Traffic on this group sure has slowed over the years. It's hard to tell who
is still lurking and who has been taken from us mere mortals by early onset
of technological singularity. ;-)

So please raise your hand if you are still reading this group.

Okay - that was nice - now if you could please post that you raised your
hand it'd be easier to see how many potential posters and lurkers are still
out there. Smile
[/quote:57ec75d6ef]
Sorry, can't, oneliners are not permitted. :-p
 
Nathalie Bouet...
Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:02 pm
 
I raise my hand too. Quiet but there
Nathalie

----- Original Message -----
From: "shaoping xiao" <shaoping-xiao at (no spam) uiowa.edu>
Newsgroups: sci.nanotech
To: <sci.nanotech at (no spam) ns1.pinna.info>
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 3:44 PM
Subject: Re: [Sci.nanotech] Re: Who's still reading this group?


[quote:5c6afe77df]

second




Traffic on this group sure has slowed over the years. It's hard to tell
who is still lurking and who has been taken from us mere mortals by early
onset of technological singularity. ;-)

So please raise your hand if you are still reading this group.



--
================================================
Shaoping Xiao, PhD
Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering &
Center for Computer Aided Design
2412 Seamans Center
College of Engineering
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1527
Tel: (319) 335-6009 Fax: (319) 335-5669
Web: www.engineering.uiowa.edu/~sxiao

Attending USNCCM 9 in San Francisco, July 22-26, 2007
http://www.me.berkeley.edu/compmat/USACM/main.html
The symposium of "Numerical Modeling and Simulation on
Nanoscale Materials and Devices"
ORGANIZERS: Ted Belytschko, Shaoping Xiao and Harold Park


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[/quote:5c6afe77df]
 
Kaliappan Muthukumar...
Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:58 pm
 
I'm watching as well.
Muthu

On 9/19/07, Steve O'Hara-Smith <steveo at (no spam) eircom.net> wrote:
[quote:d7658e7e68]

On Tue, 18 Sep 2007 20:01:11 -0000
Jim Logajan <JamesL at (no spam) lugoj.com> wrote:


Traffic on this group sure has slowed over the years. It's hard to tell
who is still lurking and who has been taken from us mere mortals by
early
onset of technological singularity. ;-)

So please raise your hand if you are still reading this group.

OK :)

_
_II I _
I II~II I _
I~II~II~II I
__ I~II~II~II~I
\ \ I~/I-II~II~I
\~~\' `-'`-'~I
\_ ) ~\_ /~~ )
\_ Y )'
\ ^ /
|~ ~|
=====


Based on a hand found at http://chris.com/ascii/art/html/handgestures.html

--
C:>WIN | Directable Mirror Arrays
The computer obeys and wins. | A better way to focus the
sun
You lose and Bill collects. | licences available see
| http://www.sohara.org/

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[/quote:d7658e7e68]


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IMAGINATION , IT IS LIKE DEAD INORGANIC MATTER; AND WHEN IT IS SO MIXED
AND SO TRANSFORMED IT IS LITERATURE.

-- JOHN BURROUGHS

With My Best Wishes,
Kaliappan Muthukumar,
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Steve O'Hara-Smith...
Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:02 am
 
On Wed, 19 Sep 2007 20:52:04 -0000
Jim Logajan <JamesL at (no spam) lugoj.com> wrote:

[quote:2d0f259abf]If research and development on molecular nanotechnology is accelerating,
it obviously has no correlation to quantity or quality of posts to any of
the online forums I know about.
[/quote:2d0f259abf]
I think it's the case that about as much speculation about the
possibilities and consequences as is reasonable to do absent any concrete
examples has been done. We've had all the "do we need self replicating
assemblers" and "What can we do with utility fog" and even "How can we
build a food synthesiser" discussions and done them to death.

It is sad that very little news seems to be emerging about the
extent of progress or lack thereof towards molecular scale manufacturing
and the like. The conference you mentioned a while ago about "Launching the
Technology Roadmap" sounds encouraging and I for one would love to hear
about what emerges from it. Is anyone lurking here attending ?

I suspect that what we are seeing is not so much a lack of interest
as a lack of people who know what is happening talking about it.

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C:>WIN | Directable Mirror Arrays
The computer obeys and wins. | A better way to focus the sun
You lose and Bill collects. | licences available see
| http://www.sohara.org/
 
Rory McLean...
Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:52 pm
 
In article <13f0bk764gf1f7e at (no spam) news.supernews.com>, Jim Logajan
<URL:mailto:JamesL at (no spam) lugoj.com> wrote:
[quote:507ea9523f]
Hello all,

Traffic on this group sure has slowed over the years. It's hard to tell who
is still lurking and who has been taken from us mere mortals by early onset
of technological singularity. ;-)

So please raise your hand if you are still reading this group.

Okay - that was nice - now if you could please post that you raised your
hand it'd be easier to see how many potential posters and lurkers are still
out there. Smile
[/quote:507ea9523f]
I've been tied-up with other things, but I'm still keeping an eye
on this group.

This is something speculative that I've been mulling-over, but I
feel it needs a bit more thought first.

--
Rory McLean
rory at (no spam) romsys.demon.co.uk
 
Mark Hutchison...
Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:06 pm
 
Jim Logajan wrote:
[quote:7f903f5ae5]Hello all,

Traffic on this group sure has slowed over the years. It's hard to tell who
is still lurking and who has been taken from us mere mortals by early onset
of technological singularity. ;-)

So please raise your hand if you are still reading this group.

Okay - that was nice - now if you could please post that you raised your
hand it'd be easier to see how many potential posters and lurkers are still
out there. :-)

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Hi Jim,[/quote:7f903f5ae5]

Still here :)


Mark
--
Hutch - Perth - W.A.
 
D. L. von Pontz...
Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 12:14 pm
 
Still lurking. Thanks to the moderators for making this group so free
of irrelevance! And thanks for the very stupid questions -- when
those get us to thinking, they're not stupid at all....
 
 
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