usenet for all time
Tue, 11 Dec 2001 17:52:20 -0500
Unless the next guy along wasnt around posting poetry that would make a
vogon eat its own spleen back in '89
Cover your arse - post pseudonymously. Change pseudonyms frequently.
Muddy your trail. Better yet, post under someone elses name.
Bad words dont hurt you - its bad readers that hurt you.
I do wish the fork archives had the email addresses obfuscated or
otherwise obscured. My level of spam is reaching monumental heghts - I
go away for a three day weekend and I come back to 100 spams.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Bone [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2001 5:21 PM
> To: Lucas Gonze
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: usenet for all time
> Lucas Gonze wrote:
> > http://www.google.com/googlegroups/archive_announce_20.html
> > man, it gives me the willies to see my postings from ten=20
> years ago archived and
> > public.
> They seem to be missing some of my early r.a.poems=20
> gnartiness, thank god for that,
> maybe those bits are lost forever to the swirlings mists of=20
> entropy. One can hope,
> > Even back then I was conscious of this stuff all being=20
> permanent, but,
> > ow, it's still whack to see that post about the Martian=20
> Manhunter from '94
> > Google up next to my name. Overall it makes my online=20
> writing more stiff -- I
> > wonder how this post will strike prospective employers in=20
> '11? How do people
> > convince themselves to use bad words on FoRK, knowing that=20
> every one is
> > archived?
> Welcome to the Surveillance Society. You can't possibly be=20
> more embarrassed than
> the next guy over, so it works out. ;-)