TECH: the *very* old archives
|From:||Carsten Becker <naranoieati@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, August 14, 2005, 14:51|
Like many others of you certainly already have, I am
downloading the *very* old archives at the moment (1991-97)
and adjust them so that I can import them into OE6. Besides
that some messages are just weird because they have
corrupted "Date:" or "From:" tags (sometimes in the same
line as some other tag, which causes problems), what are
those addresses with bangs (!) and percents (%)? For
example, John Cowan's mails all include a line
<mailto:lock60%21snark%21cowan@...>". There are longer
and weirder addresses than this. Has this something to do
with usenet which seemed to be linked with the list, or why?
NB: I had to laugh when I saw the following:
> Date: Fri, 11 Aug 1995 08:22:03 -0400 (EDT)
> Subject: CONLANG: Conlang in new movie Waterworld
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:conlang@...>
I was quite excited when I finally had extracted the '91
archive .txt file into single mails to import them into
Outlook: it felt like discovering hundreds of years old
sacred texts ;) Can't believe this list has already been
running for 14 years:
From: "John Ross" <email@example.com <mailto:ross@...>>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:tdr@...>>;
Sent: Monday, July 29, 1991 3:09 PM
> WELCOME TO THE CONSTRUCTED LANGUAGE MAILING LIST!
> This list is devoted exclusively to the discussion and
> dissemination of
> information about constructed languages past, present, or
> future. If
> you are an avid Esperantist or Lojbanist, if you've
> created your own
> languages as a child (childhood doesn't have to end after
> puberty! :-)),
> or maybe you love to read Tolkien and would like to talk
> about Quenya
> and Sindarin -- this is the forum for you! Learn and enjoy
> in whatever
> For administrative matters, send email to:
> email@example.com <mailto:ross@...> (John B Ross)
> To post, email to:
> firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:conlang@...>
> -- JR
> I apologize that I didn't add all your names earlier. I
> was on vacation
> last week. I also am quite green when it comes to the
> computer and many
> of you gave me addresses which bounced email. I think I've
> out the problems and hope this message gets to you. Let me
> know if it
> doesn't :-).
> -- JR
BTW, July 29, 1991 is the day my little brother was born. I
was nearly 5 years old then.
Another weird thing was someone whose university's server
still had .su (Soviet-Union) as top level domain in 1991.
Note that the era of the Iron Curtain was before my time.
Heck, I better stop before nostalgia eats me alive.
Edatamanon le matahanarà benenoea ena Bahis Tenena,
15-A8-58-7-5-1-15 ena Curan Tertanyan.