The basic years are mentioned here for the history of the IUOMA.
Ryosuke Cohen has been doing his Brain Cells since 1985, and this year the 1000th issue is expected. I estimate that I have about 400-500 of his Brain Cells in the TAM Archive, including that very first one also. Today I decided to write him a letter and use the typewriter for that.
Because Ryosuke always chooses an image for including on his Brain Cell I always make sure he has a lot to choose from on the enveloppe. The traditional envelopes are made as I print stamps from the TAM Archive on a regular basis to send the collection back into the network in a printed form.
Backing up all the data op a laptop is becoming quite a task. It seems there are over 200,000 files on the laptop that need to be saved. And then there are also the social networks that contain a lot of data. Needs to be saved. Not sure for whom, but I don’t want to loose the access to all that data that I produced.
A day later I also started the downloads of the files on the IUOMA at NING platform. ANother 130 Gbyte of date that must come in these last days of the year:
Nico van Hoorn wrote me a letter last summer 2016 that he will stop with mail-art now. That is always a choice, just not to send out letters anymore. But somehow I wanted to answer him with a letter, so maybe also a last letter to him? Not sure. As long as the P.O. Box is open we are able to send. Will communicate with him through Facebook probably. Nico always makes such fantastic photos.