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Re: alt-photo anniversary in 2009

Well, I did a search in the alt photo archives for "hehehe" and the first reference I found was in 1998, so I was pretty close in estimating the date I came out of the closet on the alt photo list.  So, I guess I came on the list about a year or two before that and lurked during GW I (Gum Wars 1) , not to be confused with SW I (Stain Wars I)

If you have been lurking on this list for more than 1 year as of this date, it is time for you to post!   :)

Question—Gord, were you the first host of the list at usask?


On Nov 19, 2008, at 12:43:33 PM, ender100 <ender100@aol.com> wrote:
From:ender100 <ender100@aol.com>
Subject:Re: alt-photo anniversary in 2009
Date:November 19, 2008 12:43:33 PM CST
Sounds like something that should be celebrated!  Also, Gord should be celebrated for putting up with us! heheheheh

While 15 years is a long time in nanoseconds, I was surprised that the list is only 15 years old.  I was a lurker for a couple of years before I ventured out and risked posting anything, but I think I joined before 2000, maybe 1998?  Anyway, it has been a wonderful wealth of information, place to make new friends and always entertaining.  Thanks to everyone.

On Nov 19, 2008, at 3:10:12 AM, "Greg Schmitz" <gws1@columbia.edu> wrote:
From:"Greg Schmitz" <gws1@columbia.edu>
Subject:alt-photo anniversary in 2009
Date:November 19, 2008 3:10:12 AM CST
In 2009 the alt-photo list will be 15 years old.

 From the nostalgia department (after all I think we all have one):

How old am I?  How long has it been.  How shall we celebrate?
Here's the announcement that brought me to alt-photo:

                            Conservation DistList
                            Instance: 7:65
                            Monday, March 14, 1994

                            Today's Subjects
                            ------- --------
                            Banana Leaf Manuscripts
                            Vendor problems
                            Microfilming workshops
                            New list
                            Position at University of Texas
                            Position at Carolina State University

                            Today's Queries
                            ------- -------
                            Silver cleaning reference
                            Coatings for exhibit cases
                            Grant for treatment of blueprints

     Today's Messages:


Date: 14 Mar 1994
From: Walter Henry <whenry@lindy.stanford.edu>
Subject: New list

        alt-photo-process is a mailing list for the discussion of
        alternative photographic processes.  Alternative photographic
        processes traditionally have been those that do not use the main
        stream silver gelatin process, ie the printing paper that you
        buy at the photo shop. Gum Bichromate, Platinum, Carbon Dye
        Transfer, Cyanotype, Photogravure, Kallitype, Vandyke Brown,
        Color Xerox, are some processes that are currently thought of as
        alternative processes.

        The group should be free to talk on any unconventional
        photographic process or modification to the standard silver
        gelatin process.  Photographers that embark on alternative
        processes usually have a "Do It Yourself" attitude.  This
        discussion group caters to that interest.

        If you wish to join this mailing list, send the message

            SUB ALT-PHOTO-PROCESS Your Name

        where "Your Name" is your preferred name, to the list processor
        at listproc@vast.unsw.edu.au, and it will subscribe you and send
        you further information on the group (like how to post messages
        and use the listproc).