Wow! Internet users responded so enthusiastically that the volume temporarily swamped the mailer at Simon Fraser University. (Those of you who cannot get to the Internet might consider asking for an Internet gateway, on America Online and GEnie, for instance.) We are still working on ironing out all the quirks (sorry about those multiple mailfiles some of you received), so please bear with us. A couple of people have commented that there is no automatic way to sign-off the list. We're working on that too, but for the moment, just send email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling us that you want to be removed from the list. We'll announce the automatic sign-off procedure when we have set it up.
Also, there have been a few problems with a few subscriptions because the SFU mailer has been unable to return mail for one reason or another. We're working on it, but if you sent in a subscription request that didn't bounce back to you and you don't receive confirmation or an issue, send mail to the administrative address or to me and we'll try to work it out.
Once again, if you want to subscribe to the list and have TidBITS sent to you each week, just send email to:
and you'll be added to the list. Thanks for the enthusiasm - the list received over 500 subscriptions in the first week!