Post by Jerry Friedman
By the way, people here are curious about why the people who revive
old threads always (almost always?) have gmail addresses and post
from Google Groups. Would you mind saying how you came across this
thread and what hardware (at least whether it was a computer, a
smartphone, etc.) and software you used?
Upon further reflection, I recall that back when Google rolled out the
new Groups interface that there was a rash of people replying to very
old threads. I thought that they then changed it so that there was a
limit to how old of a thread could be "revived". I see that Jen's
message was almost a year after the previous one. I thought the limit
was less than that, along the lines of six months, but I could be
I have often maintained that Google had two criteria for the people
assigned the Google Groups project:
1. Be poor software developers.
2. Be largely unfamiliar with usenet.