Did we miss the 20th anniversary of classiccmp?
Andrew K. Bressen
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Fri Apr 21 17:37:52 CDT 2017
Telecom digest has been running since 1981.
I don't know if any of the Amateur Press Associations (APAs)
made the leap to digital, but an APA is fundamentally a digest
email list done with a copier/mimeograph/hectograph and the postal
service as the transport layer, and there's at least one active
one that's 80 years old.
Paul Koning via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> writes:
>> On Apr 21, 2017, at 1:26 AM, Pontus Pihlgren via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> Congratulations to us all, even if a little late.
>> It makes me wonder, what is the oldest still running mailinglist?
> Don't know about *the* oldest, but one that's quite old and still very active is the TZ mailing list (about timezone rules and their ongoing changes). This is the list that collects and distributes the data that keeps clocks worldwide showing the correct local time, at least when politicians give more than a few days' notice of a change.
> The first message on that list is from Arthur Olson, Mon, 24 Nov 86 19:58:12 EST. Though retired now he still occasionally contributes.
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