Message from discussion c.l.l. archives
From: t...@whirlwind.OCF.Berkeley.EDU (Thomas F. Burdick)
Subject: Re: c.l.l. archives
Date: 31 Oct 2002 16:39:05 -0800
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Erik Naggum <e...@naggum.no> writes:
> * softin...@yahoo.com (john)
> | So I tried to download the messages of the c.l.l from the news server
> | of my ISP (news.datazug.ch) but I can download only the messages since
> | 04/23/2002.
> As Barry says, this is actually very good.
> | In Google I see messages from at least 10 years.
> Many people who kept archives of newsgroups just quit wasting time on it
> when Dejanews and then Google took over that function. I am not quite
> sure how much money they are making and how they plan to say alive, so
> there is some danger in all that information getting lost. For instance,
> I used to archive comp.text.sgml when I still thought that SGML was a
> good idea and helped people with it, but that turned out not to be an
> effort that people were willing to pay for, but it was time-consuming and
> cost me money, so I quit doing it.
> I would suggest getting a permanent Internet connection...
If it's practical, that's probably a good idea. However, for laptop
users, this isn't the most useful advice :). You could also write
yourself a little script to grab them from Google's archive.
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