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Anniversary of Automatic Music List Digest
By Jody Kravitz

Its amazing how time flies. Today is the Anniversary of the first messages sent out to the Automatic Music Mailing List. The 17th of April was the one (and only) day that the list operated as an unmoderated, undigested mailing list. The mailing list started at the suggestion of Terry Smythe, and was "seeded" by a short list that he provided to me. Since that time the list has grown to about 220 members. Although I've never published the mailing list's name in either of the two widely distributed directories of Internet mailing lists, word has gotten around. We're now referenced in at least 3 Web pages, and the FAQ*. Referrals that people send in are appreciated, as well as the occasional name dropping in rec.antiques, and

Some wonderful things have happened since we started the list. Many people have had many questions answered. We've had a number of "experts" in their field share their ideas, and many to-be experts explore ideas without any flame wars* starting. Recently, we've observed another thing happening. Participants are getting together and collaborating on projects that might never have happened had they not subscribed to the mailing list. Although editing the digest is sometimes a time drain on me, I'm always excited to see what will happen next.

Thanks to everyone for their participation, and especially to those of you who've shared your ideas, talents, and creations with us.


Glossary of *'d words:

FAQ: List of Frequently Asked Questions with answers

Flame War: Personal verbal attacks via e-mail

(Message sent Thu 18 Apr 1996, 07:32:39 GMT, from time zone GMT-0700.)

Key Words in Subject:  Anniversary, Automatic, Digest, List, Music

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