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September 16, 2007

Non-paper Trail

I've been on the net a long time. And I've been taking an active part in it since first rushing headlong towards it in '94. (After going to Demon's offices, out the back of a far more respectable shop, to pick up my modem...but that's another story)

But sometimes you get to feel the weight of that participation.

I'm one of the lazy ones. There's an old Mac Centris up in the loft that has most of my correspondence from 96-99, and there's a PC that contains the heady ASCII/USENET frenzy 94-96 hidden away somewhere I'm sure. But I've not been diligent about keeping one master archive of my online life to date.

Even so, when backing up a mail folder containing multiple tens of thousands of emails, you're aware of an online life well lived...

Posted by Tom Dolan at September 16, 2007 12:53 AM


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