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Re: Aroid l archive]

By the way, the reason I thought Marek Argent might be involved with the Aroid l archive is because the net address appears to be in Poland.


Steve Lucas

Steve Marak wrote:

The archives at Hort.net aren't maintained by anyone in the IAS or by me 
as part of Aroid-L - as you know, Hort.net archives many botanical and 
horticultural lists. 

I don't know if they have some site policy on how long to keep mailing 
list archives, but it's entirely possible that they only started archiving 
Aroid-L in 1996. Remember that Aroid-L has been around since before there 
was much of a World Wide Web (anyone else remember "gopher"?) and before 
there were the sophisticated archiving options we take for granted now. 
I'm a little surprised they have 13 years worth!

I have attempted to keep copies of all posts from the very beginning. I 
say "attempted" because, although paranoia is a way of life and not an 
illness when you work in IT and I normally keept at least 3 or 4 copies of 
important files, that's a lot of disk failures ago, and some of the media 
are pretty old and weren't all that reliable when they were new. 

But I will see what I can find. It'll probably take a while, since I may 
have to rent excavating equipment for all the old floppies and 
magneto-optical disks and DAT tapes ...


On Wed, 12 Aug 2009, ExoticRainforest wrote:


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