Phil Slade wrote:To: SussexGardener CC: SussexGardenerNewsletter
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, Jun 18, 2005
Phil Slade <philonmessage@...> wrote:
To: SussexGardener <SussexGardener@yahoogroups.com> CC: SussexGardenerNewsletter <SussexGardenerNewsletter@yahoogroups.com> From: Phil Slade <philonmessage@...> Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 19:55:19 +0100 (BST) Subject: [SussexGardenerNewsletter] Botany Photo of the Day
"Botany Photo of the Day is a daily photo weblog run by the staff at the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden. Its inspiration comes from NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day, but with a few twists on their original idea. The garden is using weblog software to run the daily management of the images and annotations; this has a few advantages. First, it allows comments, questions and feedback from you, the reader. Second, it allows the garden to syndicate its content, offering you an alternative
way of viewing the content through the magic of XML (see What is RSS? and RSS Tools for more information) while also offering other web sites the ability to display content from the UBC Botanical Garden web site, subject to a few licensing conditions.
Unfortunately, the garden does not have the budget of NASA, so it's going to be a test to see if we can manage a new photo with commentary every day for 365 days a year. We're going to try our best, because we think it's a worthwhile venture to share the science and beauty of the plant world with you. In this age of extinction, we believe that it is imperative that botanical gardens have a role beyond studying the natural world: sharing the knowledge gained and advocating appreciation and understanding.
The idea for Botany Photo of the Day emerged out of a technology discussion with Tim Bray and Lauren Wood. You can read more about that day and discussion here and here."
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