Re: Old Extropians Archives

Max More (
Sun, 11 Aug 1996 00:30:46 -0700 (MST)

At 09:56 AM 8/8/96 PDT, Robin Hanson wrote:
>Hal writes:
>>Today I was reading some of the very old posts. Max suggested here
>>recently that we could repost some of those old messages, and I think I
>>may do so tomorrow (don't have my archives available now).
>I'd like to suggest that there are economies of scale to collecting
>an old message archive and the permission to publish messages. So
>some one person should volunteer as the central contact, and then we
>can all email him/her our private archives, together with our
>permssion to make them available. With this all collected together, a
>program can be run over the collection deleting contributions (and
>quotes) from peple who haven't given permission. =20

I strongly second Robin's suggestion for a volunteer to gather the material
and secure permissions. Actually, more than one volunteer would help. One
person should be the coordinator and main archivist, but others can help
with tracking down current addresses of past contributors to ask their
permission to publically archive their posts, and posts that quote them. For
really good posts that quote people who can't be tracked down, I suppose we
can simply cut out the quotations. This will leave some messages slightly
puzzling, but may still be worthwhile.

>I have many megs of private archives, and don't think you all want me
>to post it all here.

I have almost all the postings to the Extropians list for the five years of
its existence. They mostly reside on floppies, but will soon be placed on a=

Upward and Outward!


Max More, Ph.D. =20
President Extropy Institute (ExI)
Editor Extropy

"I have never lost that humility of soul which is the mark of the truly
great man." =97 A. Crowley