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

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Date: Tue Oct 26 19:43:36 2004

Actually, the CompuServe info is available -- I think. Check out Jason Scott's
page: http://www.textfiles.com

--- John Foust <jfoust_at_threedee.com> wrote:

> 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

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