Happy Birthday!

Dave Cross dave at dave.org.uk
Wed Jul 16 14:07:40 BST 2008

David Cantrell wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 11:56:35AM +0100, Dave Cross wrote:
>> David Cantrell wrote:
>>> Today this mailing list is ten years old!  Happy birthday mailing list!
>> Not that I doubt you at all, but what are you basing this on? Is it the 
>> earliest message in your archive?
> The email that you received from $i_forget_which_mailing_list_co on 16
> Jul 1998 telling you that the mailing list had been set up :-)

Bloody hell. I was _so_ crap. I'm amazed anything ever happened :-)

>> I know we were spectacularly disorganised in the early days[1] but given 
>> that the group was formed at the end of March, I'm surprised that we 
>> waited so long to set up a mailing list. Didn't we use some crappy 
>> hosted service (mailist.com or something like that) right back at the start?
> IIRC for a few months we used the CC header.

Yeah. That rings a bell.


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