7/01/97 ClassicCmp FAQ - Part 1

From: Pete Turnbull <pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com>
Date: Sat Jan 5 20:15:52 2002

On Jan 5, 15:23, Marvin Johnston wrote:
> Tony Duell wrote:

> > > With so much OT stuff going on, this FAQ might be interesting reading
> > > for some of the newer members of this listserver. And just for the
> > > of curiosity, who has been on the list the longest? I joined sometime
> > > around June 5, 1997.

Beats me by over half a year. According to my old mail archives, I
subscribed thus:

        From pete Thu Feb 26 01:01:17 1998
        To: listproc_at_u.washington.edu
        Reply-To: pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com
        Status: OR

        subscribe CLASSICCMP pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com

And two days later, in a private email to someone else, I concluded:

(signed by Pete, still watching 60+ messages coming off his POP mbox :-( )

It was a fairly busy list even then.

> Just out of curiosity, how did you hear about the listserver? I found
> out about it when Bill posted something to alt.computers.cpm (or
> something like that.) It seems like quite a few people on this list were
> also active on that newsgroup at that time.

I subscribed after seeing something on a newsgroup, and it was very likely
either comp.os.cpm or alt.folklore.computers. Other groups I read then
were mostly vmsnet.*, alt.sys.pdp*, alt.sys.perq, comp.sys.acorn.*,
uk.telecom, rec.pyrotechnics, a few other comp.sys groups, and the now-dead

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Sat Jan 05 2002 - 20:15:52 GMT

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