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RE: starship-design: minor stuff
>wondered why it was not made from the beginning of this
>"mini-LIT" list (I still really do not understand why the old
>newsletter arrangement became defunct, as the WWW pages on SUNsite
>are accessible all the time...).
>From a while ago...
The old (OLD) arrangement was all done by hand. At the
time I hadn't the knowledge to set up a real automated
mailing list. I wrote a few perl routines to help me sort
the mail, then I compiled them by hand into digests every
few days, edited out extraneous characters or what-not,
and sent them out. It was time consuming. At one point
I accidentally overwrote the mailing list address file
(without a backup) and that's when we switched to normal