|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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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" <email@example.com> wrote:
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:
Monday, March 14, 1994
Banana Leaf Manuscripts
Position at University of Texas
Position at Carolina State University
Silver cleaning reference
Coatings for exhibit cases
Grant for treatment of blueprints
Date: 14 Mar 1994
From: Walter Henry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: New list
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Color Xerox, are some processes that are currently thought of as
The group should be free to talk on any unconventional
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