Monday, May 10, 2004

The ASL WebDex - "Google" for the ASL Online Community 

Just had to give a quick nod to Larry Memmott for his wonderful ASL WebDex. If you haven't seen this yet, this is perhaps the ultimate directory for ASL materials available online. This first appeared several years ago, but hadn't been updated for quite a while. Last month, Larry wrote in to the various online forums to tell of the websites rebirth. The result is fantastic.

He has organized pretty much all of the ASL sites available for perusal based on Rulebook chapters and other categories. Do you want to see if there is anything online about the use of Wire? Look at the appropriate section under Chapter B on his page. Turns out there is no available online document about that topic, but he does reference a couple of published "journal" articles on the topic (actually the same article in two different publications). Larry has not only listed the online sites but has also fully indexed a number of magazines, ranging from the obvious General, Annual and Journal articles to online fare such as Pete Phillipps' excellent View From the Trenches, as well as a number of more obscure on- and offline resources. While not all of these sources are readily available to the player, it's a terrific resource to have the articles organized in this way, and obviously a tremendous amount of effort has been required. Thanks, Larry.

And no, I didn't write this just because he has indexed this site as well... :-)

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