Subject: Re: c.l.l. archives
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: 31 Oct 2002 23:51:05 +0000
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* (john)
| So I tried to download the messages of the c.l.l from the news server
| of my ISP ( 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...

Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway

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