2009-07-09

Erik Naggum's collective writings?

I'm thinking that there should be a archive of all Erik's writings, at least all his newsgroup writings.

in a sense it is all in newsgroup archives, but am thinking perhaps someone would collect them so it's easier to access?

Also, erik's own website
http://naggum.no/

am not sure how much info he has on his website. (have browsed it over the years, it appears to me not many, but anyway.)

i'm hoping, perhaps someone, or perhaps his family, friends, would want to do this, of collecting all his writings in one place?

my guess is that Erik probably have merticulously saved all his postings himself. My guess is that he wouldn't mind to share them. At least, it shouldn't be a problem to republish all his public postings in one place.

i don't know who's Erik's legal benefactor that inherits all his belongs... don't know if this person knows about computing. If not, i could help out to kinda sort them or put them online, and am sure many Erik's friends would be willing to help on this.

Xah
∑ http://xahlee.org/



On Jul 9, 12:18 pm, Marek Kubica wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Jul 2009 07:24:47 -0700 (PDT)
>
> Xah Lee wrote:
> > my guess is that Erik probably have merticulously saved all his
> > postings himself. My guess is that he wouldn't mind to share them. At
> > least, it shouldn't be a problem to republish all his public postings
> > in one place.
>
> Google Groups has a record of his posts, how about this?

google group search function is pretty broken since about this year or last year.

if you search Erik Naggum, or by 2 of his widely known email variations, or any parameter in google search, and save all result pages, i'd guess less than 50% of his posts turns up.

asides from missing posts or the problem of finding them, it is also inconvenient to use.

it'd be better if there's a website that collects all his writings. e.g. many socially important people has such website, e.g. people done that for Edsger Dijkstra, Bertrand Russell, Emily Dickinson... etc. Erik may not have such status, but still, am guessing many people in the lisp community would like to see his collected rants. I certainly would.

Xah
∑ http://xahlee.org/



On Jul 16, 1:21 am, Nicolas Neuss wrote:
> Xah Lee writes:
> > I'm thinking that there should be a archive of all Erik's writings, at
> > least all his newsgroup writings.
>
> > in a sense it is all in newsgroup archives, but am thinking perhaps
> > someone would collect them so it's easier to access?
>
> Hi,
>
> I just learned (in a mail of Franz' tech corner) that Zach Beane has
> collected a lot of them:
>
> http://xach.livejournal.com/221433.html
>
> Thanks, Zach! I'll think I'll (re)read one a day.
>
> (Today, it was which I didn't know.
> Very nice.)
>
> Nicolas

Zach's site collects less than 100 of Erik's posts. They are less than 0.1% of Erik's public posts. Zach's collection is great for a glimps of some of Erik's better tech rants.

I'm hoping this thread gets passed around to those close to Erik.

For those of you who are really interested to see such comprehensive collection, perhaps it should be made known publically. Here, or on your blog etc.

Also, am pretty sure some old timer must have archived the entire comp.lang.lisp during the time he's reading. Perhaps such person would have a interest to make it public? With that, it's then very easy to filter and form a collection of all Erik's posts, at least for comp.lang.lisp. (if you know such person candidate, please let them know about this)

Xah
∑ http://xahlee.org/

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