Phillip (and other .ac.uk readers of this list) --
Please *don't* be surprised if your message doesn't immediately return
to you. Mail from .ac.uk *whizzes* to Heidelberg, but since
Heidelberg's a listserv, it then gets sucked into the (largely broken)
listserv network. This introduces a delay of approx. 24 hours at
present -- sometimes it's worse still.
Short of moving the list to somewhere not managed by a listserv,
there's nothing we can do about this problem. I don't even know if
the problem is the listserv network between Heidelberg and the routing
centre in Finland, the router in Finland, the network between there
and the Rutherford, or the NT machine at the Rutherford that gateways
to Janet. I know at one stage the Rutherford machine was not man
enough for its job, but it's been upgraded since.