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Restoring old Max list archives

2010-07-15

Max, the interactive visual programming environment for music, audio, and media has been in use since the early 1990s. Over that period several mailing lists and forums have been used for exchange between users. Large parts of the archives of abandoned lists have been offline and possibly lost for a long while.

Following a discussion on the Max mailing list, hosted by BEK, and with the help of Jon Witte, I have restored the archives for 1997-1999, the three years when MSP was first released, and also a period of turbulence related to Netochka Nezvanova, including the “should she stay or should she go” voting process.

From a media archeology perspective, I believe that the archive is worth preserving. Check it out here:

http://max-archive.bek.no

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