[INDOLOGY] Anniversary of INDOLOGY

Robert Zydenbos zydenbos at uni-muenchen.de
Thu Nov 26 10:57:45 UTC 2020

I second that!


On 2020-11-25 10:27, Matthew Kapstein via INDOLOGY wrote:

> Dear Dominik,
> Thank you indeed for keeping it unfussy and low-tech. We have plenty of 
> bells and whistles distracting us as is.
> all best,
> Matthew
> Matthew Kapstein

> From: INDOLOGY <indology-bounces at list.indology.info> on behalf of 
> Dominik Wujastyk via INDOLOGY <indology at list.indology.info>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 9:03 PM
> To: Indology <indology at list.indology.info>
> Subject: Re: [INDOLOGY] Anniversary of INDOLOGY
> I've had my champagne :-)   A very nice, dry Italian prosecco.
> Reflecting on INDOLOGY, one remarkable feature of the list is that it's 
> still using pretty old-fashioned software.  The forum started with Éric 
> Thomas's LISTSERV, released in 1986 and run for us by Liverpool 
> University.  But we now use Mailman, which was written by John Viega 
> and others and released in 1999, and currently maintained by Abhilash 
> Raj.  As we all know, it's just email bouncing about.  There are more 
> sophisticated systems available: bulletin boards, Google groups, etc.  
> But last time we asked the INDOLOGY membership if they would like one 
> of these new systems, there was an overwhelming opinion against change. 
>  And for me, part of the charm of INDOLOGY is this unfussy, low-tech 
> aspect.  It leaves us free to think about Indology.
> Best,
> Dominik

Prof. Dr. Robert J. Zydenbos / ಪ್ರೊ. ಡಾ. ರೊಬೆರ್ತ್ ಜೆಯ್ದೆನ್ಬೊಸ್
Institute of Indology and Tibetology
Department of Asian Studies
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (University of Munich – LMU)

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