The logs are designed to provide a simple view, month by month, of messages to the pmjs list. Wheareas the selected public archives at
have been extensively tidied up, both to look better and to preserve member privacy, these logs were produced by simple cut and paste, with a minimal amount of editorial intervention. By making the logs simpler to produce, I hope to keep up better with the pace of messages.
Certain types of messages have not been included:
Messages about "upcoming" academic conferences, now long past, have been included as a matter of record.
Editorial principles include the following:
As these logs are in a password-protected part of the pmjs website, e-mail addresses have been retained, as have most longer signatures.
Messages have been separated by single ruler. "Threads" (topics) have been separated by double rulers like the example above. Some minor reordering has been done to keep messages on the same topic together. This has not always been feasible when a new topic continues to overlap with an older topic.
(For the curious, look at the "Date" column of messages in the log. If the hour is followed by ""+0900" this indicates a sender in Japan, 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. " -0700 (MST)" indicates one in Colorado, 7 hours behind GMT. The time given in the e-mail heading is the local time the message was sent. However when the message appears in a list with others, times will be adjusted to GMT so as to indicate the actual chronological order.)
Michael Watson (2001/01/27)