[ExI] origin date for the list
hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Sun Dec 23 00:13:07 UTC 2018
On Sat, Dec 22, 2018 at 12:43 PMBillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Dec 2018 at 06:08, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I wonder if anyone knows the date the list started?
> > I am making fair progress on locating the list content, but I don't
> > know how far back it goes.
> Extropy website says 1991.
The oldest I have is Oct. 17, 1991. But it is clear from the
conversation that the list had been running before that.
> I don't know whether the early Extropy-chat mail list started as a
> private mail list.
> If so, there may be problems getting permissions if the contents are
> to be made public.
Perry Metzger was the main person in those days who wanted the list
private. He considers that decision incorrect now. I really doubt
the early archive will attract the attention of any but old time
extropians and historians even if I made it public.
But your point is correct.
Are there any objections now to making the early postings public?
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