Earliest UUCP postings

Terry just posted a piece about UUCP, blogging, and digging back in Google Groups for early signs of life…
The first UUCP posting that I can find of mine is dated November 20, 1985 – but that was just an administrative posting, announcing the addition of “suneast” to the UUCP network. My first real posting was to net.unix on December 4, 1985, asking if anyone knew of an unencumbered version of the Unix “crypt” command – even then, source code licensing was an issue. And my first contribution on a non-work topic was to net.followup, on April 27, 1986, about Reagan’s decision to bomb Libya. ((Re-reading this, I’m struck by how close it is to the piece I just posted about “No End in Sight”. As Terry put it, “While one can’t step twice in the same river, from the banks it looks much the same.”))