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Re: mailing list vs "the futur"

On 08/09, tech wrote:
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 ...

Don't assume there are areas  which don't have all the high tech your quoting, great swathes of the US still have only access to copper wire at circa 2000 speeds.

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


Dekks Herton

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