[WWI] How and when

Steven Perry sperry11 at tampabay.rr.com
Mon Mar 9 15:55:12 EDT 2020

I found the List's web page sometime late '97. Got signed up on the List 
early '98. I was fascinated by the photos of completed models as I 
already had an interest in WWI. Coming home from work and wading through 
50-100 emails was a highlight of the day. So much good information, 
scholarly research, and interesting personalities and general good 
humor. I have kept subscribed even though posts are fewer. The List has 
been huge part of my hobby and the enjoyment I get from it.  Thanks so 
much Allan and everyone else as well.


On 3/9/2020 2:30 PM, Diego Fernetti wrote:
> Thanks to a few offlist messages today, I thought that the WW1 
> Modelling website and its mailing list are the oldest habits I keep 
> while navigating the internet.
> Since I started visiting the website, the connection to the digital 
> world has changed a lot, as we all know it too well.
> Early on, hooking up into the net meant a quite defined purpose in 
> mind even before the "scream of a thousand robots" on the phone line 
> meant we were ready to surf. I learned of the WW1 modelling website by 
> a link PRINTED in a bloody magazine page! I duly followed the arcane 
> words (curses?) and after a series of loading backgrounds, links and 
> whatnot I finally could see the index page, sprinkled with little 
> Albatrosen. Opening a single image in the Gallery meant a lot of 
> patience with my slow internet connection of 1996! And of course, the 
> mailing list archives.... what was that? Who were Sandy Adam, Lee 
> Mensinger and John Impenna? What kind of creature was a Weier? It took 
> me more than a year of learning the ropes to actually subscribe to the 
> mailing list, which meant an average of 80 daily emails on my inbox!
> So, how did you discovered this website and the mailing list? And when 
> was that?
> D.

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