Re: [Nethistory] Need a change

Brian E Carpenter <> Fri, 04 January 2019 04:31 UTC

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On 2019-01-04 17:15, Scott Brim wrote:
> Brian, what would you propose happen here? This list will not achieve
> critical mass (although I now remember the launch fondly). Take it to ISOC?

I don't really have the ergs to do any more than make the suggestion,
but yes, I think that would be a better next step than simply giving
up. I would imagine that some sort of cooperation with the Internet
Archive would be desirable. Also possibly with the Computer History
Museum, if any old-fashioned paper with ink is involved.


> On Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 8:22 PM Brian E Carpenter <
>> wrote:
>> The only thing is, do we (for some value of "we") care about this?:
>>>>> raise the awareness of IETF members about saving important historical
>> archives and artifacts.
>> If we close the list, we're saying either that we (the IETF) don't care, or
>> that IETF people are already aware of the need to save stuff.
>> I do care, because I've worked a bit on the history of computing and I'm
>> very
>> much aware of the historical value of personal records, alongside official
>> sources. But whether this is worthy of IETF cycles is a separate question.
>> It seems like something that should perhaps be an ISOC topic.