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    An experimental Navigation List
    From: Frank Reed CT
    Date: 2006 Apr 3, 19:09 EDT

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    This list is a descendant of  Navigation-L, a mailing list which has been
    managed with great success and skill  by Dan Hogan for several years. Due to some
    technical problems with that list,  it seems like a good idea to start a new
    one using Google's Groups system (which  is itself a descendant of "Usenet").
    This is a highly reliable system by an  organization which is likely to be
    around for the long term.
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    The  intended purpose of this discussion group is essentially the same as
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    Nonetheless, I understand that some people will be concerned that this  new list is
    an attempt to usurp ownership of the older list Navigation-L. I  would like to
    enlist between three and five other members of the list as  "owners" as well,
    so that the ownership powers, limited though they are, are  distributed.
    Certainly, I would like to make Dan Hogan a co-owner. Any other  volunteers?
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