[78-L] Oldtimers query

Douglas Elliot dme3 at cornell.edu.invalid
Thu Apr 4 18:20:08 PDT 2019

Doug here, ringing in...

This has been an interesting thread.  I wish I had a full set of 78-l 
posts, but I don't.  (I once had lots of personal emails from that era, 
but with a computer crash about 8 years ago I lost them all.)  The whole 
discussion brings back memories of those early days.  I was involved in 
a major project at work and stressed out. With 78-l, I had created a 
monster (a GOOD monster) and I discovered that certain maintenance tasks 
can snowball into a major commitment.  I was always grateful that Ron 
Fial offered to step in and take over the hosting and administration, so 
I could enjoy 78-l like everyone else!  It's great to see so many 
familiar names from 20 years back, still involved in an old fashioned 
e-mail based forum.

Perhaps we should start a "where are they now?" thread...

Doug E.

On 4/4/2019 8:27 PM, Kurt Nauck wrote:
> I wonder of Doug Elliot would have a full set. Doug? Are you listening?  ;-)
> On 4/4/2019 7:18 PM, Donna Halper wrote:
>> On 4/4/2019 8:01 PM, Kurt Nauck wrote:
>>> So I wonder who has a complete archive of all 78-L posts? It would be
>>> great to upgrade my existing list.
>> I don't have them all, given that I only joined in late 1997. (Plus, at
>> one point in 2005, I had a massive computer crash and lost some files).
>> But I do have many of the 78-L postings from late 1997 till now, and
>> would be happy to share the ones I have. I would think Michael Biel has
>> lots of them too, since he is the person who invited me to join and
>> seemed like a 78-L ambassador at that time.

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