For those of you considering setting up your own World Wide Web Server, or even if you just want to know a bit more about World Wide Web and all that goes with it, I would recommend that you read the article by Mike Emslie (page 22). Two other papers develop the theme of obtaining information via the Internet. The first, by Nicky Ferguson and Debra Hiom, gives the lowdown on the new Social Science Information Gateway (SOSIG) - "sausage" to its freinds - while the second, by Thomas Krichel and Thorsten Wichmann updates their "Internet Primer" article in the November 1994 issue of the Economic Journal (which, of course, has a rather longer printing lead time than CHEER).
The beta version of WinEcon has now been released. After incorporating any necessary amendments which are needed as the result of the teaching and learning trials now taking place at Consortium universities and those of some Associated Members, the first full version of the program will be launched at the RES Conference at Canterbury in March. I believe that there are plans for this to happen at a special reception at the conference where Consortium members and future users of WinEcon will be able to "toast" this new path-breaking package. For any further information on WinEcon please contact Phil Hobbs at Bristol.
Meanwhile I hope you enjoy this latest and thus far biggest issue of CHEER.