We have recently achieved two significant steps in the development of The Scientist on the Web. In the past few weeks, we have launched a new design for our Web site at www.the-scientist.com, and the 16-year online full-text archive of The Scientist back issues has been completed. Our newly designed site is, effectively, the fourth generation of The Scientist presence on the Web.

In 1992--almost prehistory in "Internet time"--The Scientist launched an experiment in cooperation with the National Science Foundation. We provided a text file of each issue as it was published, through a Gopher site. The idea of Gopher now seems as quaint as a half-timbered house, but in the late '80s and early '90s, it was the height of Internet sophistication, allowing the small number of users of the Internet to search for and download useful text files from a wide range of sources. We believe...

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