> From: Richard Schauer > My message to him, which I did save, is dated the evening of March 12, > 1997, and I seem to recall the list started a couple of days later.
OK, so the 'unofficial' early archives which I'm hosting: http://ana-3.lcs.mit.edu/~jnc/cctalk/ do go back that far, so it doesn't look like we're missing much. The earliest ones there are from 13 March 1997, so we may be missing a few, but not many; the first posts are clearly 'hi, here's who am I' kind of things, apparently in response to an earlier message, which does alas seem to be missing. I scanned down the list, looking for names I recognized, and found this: http://ana-3.lcs.mit.edu/~jnc/cctalk/1997-March/0070.html which seems like it must be someone's very first post to this list!! :-) I do have the 'missing' archives (i.e. between Feburary 2005 and November 2014) in mail archive format, and once I figure out how to run Hypermail (this has been on my to-do list since last September, maybe I'll take a run at it today), I'll add them to the unofficial archives. Once done, it may take Google a few days to index them, but once that's done, it should be possible to search for content again. Noel