A long time ago…
In 1994 I was studying chemistry at Utrecht University. I was doing research to the use of Partial Least Squares Regression for the automated interpretation of infrared, and for this I needed a powerful computer (Apple Macintosh LC II) which had a great feature: Internet!!!!!
I quickly discovered the usenet groups (until today the most underestimated internet application) and started posting in several groups.
Today I run across one of these messages, dated 10 Nov 1994. There should be more messages wandering around, and possibly some of them are older… In this message I am using a DDS e-mail address, and if I remember well, before this one I was using a HackTic address.