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mailing list vs "the futur"

The way most people keep up to date on network news is through subscription to a number of mail reflectors (also known as mail exploders). Mail reflectors are special electronic mailboxes which, when they receive a message, resend it to a list of other mailboxes. This in effect creates a discussion group on a particular topic.
- E. Krol; The Hitchhikers Guide to the Internet; RFC 1118; Sept. 1989.

Seem's the first "bitnic listserv" is dated from 1984 ! More than 34 years ago !

Just as a reminder, we are now in 2018 ... something called the XXI century ... with 4G, optical FTTH connection, smartphones ...

Should'nt be time to move away from an old mail-listing to something more modern like a bugzilla or else ???

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