I miss the history page
Posted Feb 1, 2007 15:06 UTC (Thu) by jeremy_barnes
Parent article: An LWN reader survey
I'm another one for whom LWN is the only online publication I pay for (I've been reading it from the start).
I'm not actively involved in free software development, so I probably have a different perspective from a lot of the readership. I am responsible for an entire (IT) company using Linux for all but administrative staff since it was founded in 2000, and for a while did all of the sysadmin in the company.
The one thing that I miss from the "olden days" is the history page. To me, it was nearly the most interesting part of the entire site, and I was quite sad to see it go (although I understand why it did).
LWN is in a fairly unique position, with the perspective (and editorial talent) to be able to put the current developments in their broader historical context. I think that it is a great service to the community as a whole, and especially to people who weren't involved from the start, to be able to see just how we got where we are today and the battles that people were fighting 5 or 10 years ago.
Keep up the good work!
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