ss="comments-post">Posted by: Bob at January 27, 2003 01:23 AM

Hang on to that LexisNexis user id/password as long as you can. The sources available are unbelievable. It great for those gotta-yah moments when researching politicians/pundits.

Posted by: ursula at January 27, 2003 11:50 AM


Excuse this namby-pamby moment, but Lexis is a (phenomenal and phenomenally expensive) commercial service, so the real holder of that password (i.e., your source's employer) is forking over some real coin while you play e-tourist.

K

Posted by: Ken at January 27, 2003 03:46 PM

Ken -- Great! The more freeloading for me, the better, I always say. Though it's a law student's unlimited-usage account, if I understand right. Of course, if I'm in a position of influencing a new newspaper's purchasing decisions, having some familiarity with Lexis-Nexis now puts that company in the running, whereas before the only thing I knew was Dow Jones.

Posted by: Matt Welch at January 27, 2003 05:08 PM

Hi Matt,

How long were you in Bp. for? What were your experiences like? Anything like the book 'Prague'?

vlad

Posted by: vlad at January 27, 2003 05:38 PM

I was there from Jan. '95 to Dec. '97 with a four-month hiatus in '95 to go play music for a (shoddy) living. I neither read Prague nor lived in BP during the time discussed, but Henry Copeland did, and if you do a Google search you'll find Henry's excellent mini-review of said book.

How about you? Are you some kind of Transylvanian, or Novi Sadian?

Posted by: Matt Welch at January 27, 2003 06:53 PM

Yeah, I'm WAY more articulate than that. Let me tell you, WAY more.

Posted by: Ben at January 27, 2003 07:54 PM
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