Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 4, No. 868. Tuesday, 30 November 1993.
From: John Cox <
Date: Monday, 29 Nov 1993 16:18:31 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Moons of Uranus
A recent question about the moons of Uranus turned into a question about how to
access the GOPHER system at University of Pennsylvania. I'm not sure how
accessing GOPHER for characters in Shakespeare tells one the names of the moons
of Uranus (even if they are named for characters from Shakespeare's plays), but
I asked a colleague in physics about the moons, and he obligingly sent me an
informative photocopy through campus mail.
The photocopy certainly contains all the information that the inquirer wanted,
but I'm not sure that my forwarding the information to the network is
appropriate. After all, the original question was asked as a means of gaining
"extra credit." Presumably the professor who offered the credit wanted her
students to discover the research tools for physics--something like the book my
colleague turned to in supplying me with the information. Does SHAKSPER count
as a research tool for physics, if in fact an English professor got the
information from another physicist who did the actual research?