Well gang...we finally got a Newsreel listserve. Below find: 1. How to join. 2. WHAT THE HELL IS A LISTSERVE ? 3. How we might use this list. 4. How we got it for free, our hosts. 1. To get on send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Then in the BODY of the message put ONLY this line: subscribe newsreel (You need not put any message in the subject line. If your email program insists, put anything). You should get back an automated email telling you what to do next. Any problems with this first step you can email Paul@aol.com or email@example.com. 2. WHAT THE HELL IS A LISTSERVE ? For those that don't know, a listserve is an automated group email. Works like this.. When you sign on to ...(see above)... you will automatically receive any messages that are sent to that address by any one else that's signed on. So instead of having to CC: a long list it's just one address. It's not for private messages, but for a group. In this case those listed above, (and as many others as we wish). There are lots of other things it can do, (which we may or may not need), it saves all the messages and you can retrieve them. We could have a digest, etc. You can sign up and just hang out and see what's going on ..called "lurking". Just join in when you want. Of course you can sign on and sign off at will. Like that. And all of this connects to our newsreel and 69-98 web sites. 3. How we might use this list. We can just go on doing as we have been of late...making contact, seeing who's out there. We can also continue to build our history, as has started. We could think about a newsreel CD-rom and/or documentary and use this list (and our web site), to build them. We could design an oft mentioned reunion. And we can open this process up to young(er) people who are or are not in film/video for a conversation across borders and generations. And what ever else comes along. 4. How we got it for free, our hosts. Our hosts are http://www.tao.ca. This is an anarco/political/cultural collective based in Toronto. They host some very interesting and hip web sights and lists. Check them out. Of course there was John D. there all along. All for now, Paul.