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Re: Last Post

From: Brian Burger <burger00@c...>
Date: Wed, 25 Nov 1998 09:10:04 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: Last Post

On Wed, 25 Nov 1998, Thomas Anderson wrote:

> On Tue, 24 Nov 1998, Jerry Han wrote:
> > Jonathan White wrote:
> > > At 17:53 24/11/98 +0000, you wrote:
> > > >On Tue, 24 Nov 1998, Michael Blair wrote on the new list:
> > > >> Is there anyone else riding her down to the event horizon?
> > > I suppose I should be here until the end. Captain/ship sort of
> > I'm going to remain jacked in, to make sure the archives are as
> > as possible (though I'll probably delete the several zillion
> > 'unsubscribe' messages sent to the list.)  (8-)
> i am compiling a sort of sub-archive, dealing with the last days of
> list. i'm going to request reviews every now and then to track the
> and fall of the list.

I know lots of people have unsubbed (at least, the number of misdirected
unsub msgs argues that) but another post said there's still 190-some of
us...I hadn't even realized the list was that big at it's height...what
_was_ the total population of the list just prior to The End? 
(Lurkers and all, of course. There's never been more than a few dozen
active writers to the list, by my very rough estimate. (50, tops) That
would mean there are dozens of lurkers for every one of us who actually

> conversely, i am also compiling a Hall of Shame of those who
> sent their unsub commands to the list itself.

:) Proably not polite to hold over people's heads. Entertaining,

> people have expressed their happiness with the 'new list smell'; i
> say i also like the feeling of being all but alone in the ghost of
> was just a week a go a thriving community. it's like walking through
> ruins of Pompeii.

I kind of like the 'ghost ship' image better - more fitting for an SF
list. An electronic 'Marie Celeste', perhaps? I know what you mean,

Brian (
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