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2000 messages: some statistical data
This e-mail list began in 1994, early summer. I don't remember when,
with about a 1/2 dozen to a dozen people. Anyone out there in that
original number have any better data on that?
For a long time I ran it on my account with crl.com.
Then, they objected to the size of the growing list and I had to move
That was (and is) a great service provider. I still run the list from
my basic unix shell account with netcom. However, they could only handle
lists of about 400 members, so I had to have two of them and it took
twice as long to send each message.
Next, on June 24, 1999 I switched to Webster University's list serve.
>From June 24 to Nov. 18th I sent out 1,000 messages.
That was 114 days, so that was an average of 8.77 messages
a day. I especially like .77 messages, they are intriguing.
Then from Nov. 18 until today, Jan. 25, 2000 I've sent another
1000 messages. Wow, that is only 68 days, which means it
is an average of 14.7 messages per day.
Note that there has always been a great dropping off of messages in the
summer, so in June, July and August the traffic is down.
Additionally, the number of us on the list is growing. I don't have
the exact number, but it is very close to 850 give or take 10-15.
It's a busy place!