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RE: starship-design: minor stuff

> From: David Levine <David@InterWorld.com>
> >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...).
> >
> >-- Zenon 
> >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
> email.
Ahh, now it's clear...

And a moral from that is:
"Either backup it, or else throw it away from the start"  ;-))

But certainly the arrangement back then was very handy
to us over (t)here - thank you Dave for your work!

-- Zenon

P.S. Hope now Majordomo will not send all around the world
     its complaints that  zkulpa  is unknown at  darkwing...  -- ZK