The classic telegrams seem like the Encyclopedia Britannica comparing to these
e-mails! But once the receivers learned the "code", hundreds of them have appreciated that style and, with fear, read everything longer than one line, searching for the nightmare word
We are witnessing the "explosion" of minor planet and comet discoveries as new surveys and observatories have become suppliers of data
for the Minor
Planet Center. The general feeling was that B. Marsden and a crew of mathematicians could barely handle that inflow. Surprisingly, only one person, Gareth Williams, and his computers
have absorbed the mainstream of the data impact! In the meantime, until Gareth find time to make his personal homepage, here you have an "unofficial one"..