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classiccmp at vintage-computer.com
Mon Mar 7 09:46:46 CST 2005
> Talk about the inevitability of using modern tools to support
> our habit of old computers.
There are those that would fight the inevitable forever if able. The
Amish still use horse and buggy, don't they?
> A few more Slashdottings on interesting topics and this list
> could expand.
Even without that I think the hobby is growing substantially. We don't
need some sudden influx when the steady growth may well do the same thing.
> Yes, a web forum would be Different and All, but at least it
> throws away all this haggling about list traffic and MX debugging.
> A little LAMP server, a little postNuke, we could be up in minutes.
"We" already are. There are several vintage computer discussion boards
out there including my own.
> Yes, I know it would require a modern web browser. Is this the
> Civil War re-enactor list? Are my buttons and hardtack not
> authentic enough? Why the emotional attraction to a mailing list
> as opposed to the web?
The luddites are coming, the luddites are coming! :)
I've heard the same arguments from list aficionados as from newsgroup
hounds about why web forums suck. The bottom line, though, is that
"Change is BAD!" (tm)
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