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Anonymous
May 1st, 2003, 02:24 AM
This is okay Erik, but I like the ol' Newsgroups! :-)

Many people for instance in comp.os.cpm may not
post anything in here, because of the tools they
are using! :-(

CP/M User

Erik
May 1st, 2003, 06:01 AM
This is okay Erik, but I like the ol' Newsgroups! :-)

I agree. I like the old newsgroups as well and will continue to visit them frequently.


Many people for instance in comp.os.cpm may not
post anything in here, because of the tools they
are using! :-(

This is true. The web does restrict users of older or more obscure hardware from participation. On the flip side, there are a whole bunch of users who don't know about or understand newsgroups.

In the end, I firmly beleive that there is room for many methods of information exchange including these web boards, managed mail lists and news groups.

Actually, the CCTalk list has been having a discussion about the advantages of combining the information from these types of forums in some way. I just wish I knew how that could work effectively (or technically).

Thanks for posting!

Erik

luddite
May 1st, 2003, 11:58 AM
It's a little tough on an Apple II
via Lynx, but not unuseable. If
you could minimize the alternative
text for the icons it might make
things a bit easier...
Anyway, you're absolutely right
that not all vintage computer users
are aware of Usenet groups. I think
this board will be a great resource
for new-comers.
-simon

CP/M User
May 2nd, 2003, 01:16 AM
Erik Wrote in Message:

> I agree. I like the old newsgroups as well and will continue to
> visit them frequently.

Hope you don't mind me posting in the ol' sense! :-)

> This is true. The web does restrict users of older or more obscure
> hardware from participation. On the flip side, there are a whole
> bunch of users who don't know about or understand newsgroups.

Well I even know for a fact that there are still users of the Amstrad
CPC computer that have no involvement in the 'net whatsoever!

It's though their knowledge of the Fazines which them going! :-)

They may or may not understand that the internet helps to keep
a community of Amstrad users together. Back in 1996 I did a
search for the Amstrad community on the 'net. They even had
a FAQ which helps people know whats going on! :-)

> In the end, I firmly beleive that there is room for many methods
> of information exchange including these web boards, managed
> mail lists and news groups.

Well you maybe correct! :-)

> Actually, the CCTalk list has been having a discussion about the
> advantages of combining the information from these types of
> forums in some way. I just wish I knew how that could work
> effectively (or technically).

No familar with it. I already have what I need! :-)

Regards.