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From: Tom Olenio [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2001 8:33 AM
Subject: Re: [nafex] Re: So what is the point?
<snip> I might have once thought so, but with the net...heck the archives can live on into perpetuity. So can NAFEX. <snip>
This is totally wrong Bunny. (IMO)
When NAFEX's cash is gone, you can be sure the NAFEX web page will have vanished long before. That means all it's content disappears. Never to be seen again.
In regards to Yahoo Groups, when a group has become inactive, they delete all archived messages, and delete the group. A period of 90 days of no messages on a group will eliminate any trace of it.
As far as Pomona goes... Although I am sure we are sending copies to all the major library archives (tongue plant firmly in cheek), I doubt they will ever make the shelves of a library, or be rediscovered once archived. Unless you are talking about archeology (smile) way down the road. Do we print on acid free paper (smile).
Also Pomona is not NAFEX, NAFEX is its people, exploring fruit, and sharing what they have learned which takes many forms (Pomona, egroup, web page, letters, etc).
So if you think the internet or Pomona will preserve NAFEX, or Pomano will ever see wide circulation, I have to strongly disagree.
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