[INDOLOGY] Anniversary of INDOLOGY
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 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.
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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