In article <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have some memory of that our library had either a terminal or > microcomputer, this must been pre BBS era, it came with the automated loaning > and return scanning of boooks? > > And there was discussion and communication around various subjects run in > threads, but was it newgroups, mailing lists or discussion groups? > > So was there people administrating those lists, and could anyone post to them? > I am thinking now sitting sometimes being battered in programming newsgroups > because i do not follow the nettiquete, i just realised that in these times > things really did need to be tidy, because little or no automation were > possible at least not at individual level for most. > > But how did you find the discussion group you wanted to participate in, was > there an overhead letter sent out with a list of discussion/newsgroups to > follow? > So could anyone refresh me of how thing worked during these times. > > I have a couple of names here, could any of them been maintainers of such > lists? > Phil Katz, Ward Christensen, Abraham Lempel, Jacob Ziv and Terry Welch? > > I also have some memories about that one could read about NASA project, and > quite possible something a mailing list about Voyager and solar studies. It > may have been Richard C Hoagland handling it. > > It is very vague, so was there math discussion lists one could sign upto?