[WWI] How and when

Allan Wright aew at unh.edu
Tue Mar 10 09:05:14 EDT 2020

  Thanks for starting this thread. The friends I've met through the
list and the information shared has been invaluable to me. It has been
a pleasure to be the curator of this great resource, however 'old' the
website looks, the content from you all is always fresh and on point.
On Mon, 2020-03-09 at 15:30 -0300, 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.

Allan Wright - Manager of Software Development

Research Computing Center

University of New Hampshire

(603) 862-0084

aew at unh.edu

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