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Sharing my online "baby pictures"

Thank goodness for the fine folks at google who have recently unveiled their near full archives of USENET posts from 1995 to present, something that hasn't been available for a long time since Deja stopped and was later bought out by Google. I've been able to catch up on some of my internet "baby pictures" including my first post to USENET from way back six years ago and the first mention of what is today Sondheim.com. Michael Jackson!? What was I thinking!? :)Also interesting is a post which appears to be the first mention of the possibility of The Producers being turned into a Broadway musical, an idea that, as you all know, failed miserably. Speaking of which, did you know that Livent CEO, Garth Drabinsky has just put a lock on the acquisition of all rights to the works of Dr. Seuss?In the "If I Knew Then What I Know Know" category is this post, the first mention of the Talkin' Broadway website I had just created.

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I had been developing the Sondheim site that grew into Sondheim.com before graduation. I believe the site began in early 1995. But, yes, it appears the first record of the mention on USENET is currently the day after I graudated from high school. I wish I still had email archives from before 1997 (I have nearly all emails I sent and received including CASTRECL and the Sondheim list from 97 to today) as I would be able to peg to the day when I first began the site. I'd also get to see all those "baby picture" posts from us youngin's (Myself, David, Matt...)!

Mark (04/27/2001 03:24 PM)

It looks like the Sondheim stage post was from the day after you graduated (from high school?).

Bill (04/27/2001 02:30 PM)

Here's my first reference to Better Living through Show Tunes back in September 1996. And hey, the link still works! I started posting to usenet by at least 1994. I can't remember if it was any earlier.

Bill (04/27/2001 02:27 PM)

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