Wanted: Co-Proponent for RFD rec.collecting.computers.classic

From: Sam Ismail <dastar_at_crl.com>
Date: Tue May 6 01:54:38 1997

On Mon, 5 May 1997, Brett wrote:

> That and all the Spam that will fly thru just makes me say NO!
> Leave it in a mailing list. Advertise the list - but please - no
> more newsgroups.

I almost agree with you but I would like to see a newsgroup. It will
just allow us to reach a broader group. I think Bill Whitson did a good
job of putting this discussion group together, with his simple yet
effective qualification process (who are you and why should you be
allowed to be in this discussion group). I think thus far we have had
some really good discussions on some good stuff. The same can't be said
about a newsgroup because off-topic messages and superfluous cross-posting
of drivel are inevitable.


> > Bill! How many people on the list now? They maybe only represent
> 10% of the people who love these clunkers but at least we are all
> family!

Keeping it to ourselves is counter productive. The point is to share the
knowledge to get more people interested to preserve more computers. The
point is we do this because we have passion for the systems. Every hobby
is going to be prostituted some time or another. As long as your passion
remains, its all good.

Computer Historian, Programmer, Musician, Philosopher, Athlete, Writer, Jackass
Received on Tue May 06 1997 - 01:54:38 BST

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