Post by krw Post by Penny
in the dust...
Post by Peter Withey
I can't remember how I found out that umra existed. How did
others first find out about umra?
I think Martin Clark told me about it, we'd met in
I have a feeling I read about it in a PC magazine of some description as
it described the usenet in general and lacking other people interested
in an everyday story of countryfolk thought I should investigate
further. I think the morph into a contemporary drama in a rural setting
came much later.
I think I was still living in the Norfolk and Cambridgeshire borderlands
and was playing with my Dircon CD when I discovered usenet. I discovered
umra by scrolling through the uk.* list (other newsgroups were also
available and I subscribed to a lot of those too) I don't think I
actually posted anywhere until after I moved to Huddersfield.
But may I make a claim for somebody else's first posting? Brian Smith,
The Canadian Curmudgeon, late of this parish and sadly, late of every
other parish as well was a keen poster in the shed and, when I went to
Calgary for the first time we held a mini-shed-moot. We both discovered
that, as well as sheds, we had both been mad about The Archers since
forever and I introduced him to umra. By the time I went back to Calgary
and saw him again, he was regular reader and occasional contributor to
umra. He was a lovely man and I miss him.