YAAYD (Yet another "Ten (0A) year" discussion) (was: GOPHER

From: John Foust <jfoust_at_threedee.com>
Date: Tue Oct 26 19:36:03 2004

I think the reason this list will never become a Windows
support list is indeed because there are so many other
much better resources for questions like that.

On the other hand, I sense a relative dearth of info online
regarding ordinary PCs that preceeded the rise of the Web.

There was gobs of info on Compuserve, for example, in the
BBS dial-up days, that was not preserved. I've always
wondered if Compuserve kept archive backup tapes of all
the message forum postings. I tend to think they didn't.
What a shame. Years of computer history, down the tubes.

Mind you, I'm a digital packrat and back in Compuserve days
even I had to resort to judicious editing of my online
transcripts to minimize file sizes. So although I have
years of daily captures, they were edited as per my mindset
of the moment, deciding what was important and what wasn't.

I shudder to think how long it might take me to
resurrect some old EISA or VLB gizmo with the proper drivers
and CONFIG / AUTOEXEC / Win.ini settings.

- John
Received on Tue Oct 26 2004 - 19:36:03 BST

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