[Coco] CoCo history roundup project

Lothan lothan at newsguy.com
Wed Sep 9 23:59:55 EDT 2009

Does anyone have an archive of the Delphi Color Computer and/or OS-9 SIG 
forum messages?

From: "Roger Taylor" <operator at coco3.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 09, 2009 11:22 PM
To: "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Subject: [Coco] CoCo history roundup project

> You might find this interesting, before or after it's done.
> The project is underway to blog-ify every possible CoCo web posting to 
> date, before Google gets it all and owns us.  I understand that Google or 
> Yahoo already host some of "our" message archives?
> But who deletes all this stuff the big dogs "aquire"?  Surely it's still 
> all out there on some server or web page free to view or download.
> Most of the data I've found is in simple ASCII format that I can process 
> by reading simple headers, and then build xml import files fairly easily. 
> I'm not that good with processing the SQL query files from my past forums 
> so thankfully Lothan has given some time to crank out what is looking like 
> a sure-thing to bring back 4,000 to 5,000 CoCo Forum messages from 2004 to 
> 2009.
> To Steve Bjork and the others who lost posts... I won't let you down. I'll 
> get it all back for us... just give me some time.  By Christmas I should 
> have a breathtaking CoCo archive at your fingertips.
> The goal is to have a place you can drop into without even logging in, and 
> just start clicking away and searching CoCo categories and posts/comments 
> posted as far back as 1984, for example.
> The bad part... those damn ALL CAPS messages we used to enjoy... what to 
> do with those...  maybe for historical purposes they should stay as-is.
> I have:
> 1990 - 1996 Compuserve CoCo posts (but where is prior to 1990 ?)
> 2003 - 2009 mailing list posts (this list)
> Princeton mailing list posts (but where are they now?)
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