Post by Sea Wasp (Ryk E. Spoor) Post by JimP.
On Mon, 8 May 2017 04:40:18 -0700 (PDT), tetsubo57
Post by tetsubo57 Post by Sea Wasp (Ryk E. Spoor) Post by tetsubo57
I haven't read this group since January I think. Are any of the old
guard still about? Or has it finally died?
I am the Ancient, I am the Net.
I imagine that you will be the last one here. The Singularity if you will.
Sea Wasp is younger than me, but that doesn't mean which one of us
will outlast the other.
I was on BITNET before I was on Usenet.
I sent my first email in 1976; sent my first post on a BBS as "Sea
Wasp" in 1977. Didn't get to Usenet until about 1989. So yeah, the Sea
Wasp himself is 40 years old this year.
I found Usenet late - 1997, I was on FIDO before that. I keep looking
for archives with my old posts on FIDO, I'd really like to find my
Death Panther race post, but never can find them. I used to post by the
name of "Dark Dealer" there. BBSs before that back with an old 300 baud
acoustic coupler (actually how I accessed FIDO too).
But I was a young whipper-snapper of 8 or 9 when I got a brand new
Holmes Basic for my birthday.
My family used to call me the 40 year old midget because I acted more
like an adult at that age, I finally caught up to it, and in a couple
years will be in the next 10's digit.