|There would be no chronology if it weren't for the
subscribers, the readers and posters, the givers and comforters, the organizers and
disbursers. Without you lists have no value, no power. Below is an attempt to document
only a certain kind of contribution to the MADNESS family of lists, and certain related
events. Omitted, for lack of dates, are the Community Access BBS in New York, the Maine
statewide system, the many news groups, and the AOL mental health activites.
|1989||CybrWy'n envisions networking|
|Jerry Fordyce and Marianne Neff-Daniels envision WA statewide system.
PIE goes on line.
|1991||ME establishes Maine Meeting Place BBS.
WA state receives grant for BBS and sysop Jon Ihler launches CA-BBS. CMHS includes Consumer BBS concept in TA RFP (Jackie Parrish). NEC includes Catherine Odette's BBS suggestion in their BBS proposal. PA and others also include electronics.
|1992||Dec 31||Walkers by Dave Harmon on New Year's Eve|
|1993||March||Pendulum by Ed Arnold and Gordon Joly|
|April||alt.support.depression by Gard Abrahamsen|
|May||Sylvia uses e mail through Deep Thought, a free Santa Cruz Internet provider.|
|September||CMHS CSP refuses to agendize electronics at grantees meeting|
|December||Buddy Ruiz, CMHS, introduces Wayne to Sylvia
Sylvia receives her first e mail from Wayne
NEC snails People Who proposal to some.
|?||Schizoph, later owned by John Carlson|
|1994||January 27||Sylvia stops waiting for others and sends first People Who Message. Sally Clay provides active support|
|Feb 14||InterPsych by Ian Pitchford|
|April 1||1994 NEC decides to not create BBS|
|April 17||1994 ThisIsCrazy-L on majordomo at netcom.com|
|April 19||NEC starts Telecom-Agenda on majordomo at world.std.com .|
|Spring||ThisisCrazy ftp site NEC gopher
Dendron on firstname.lastname@example.org
Sylvia snails ThisIsCrazy info to c/s/x sources and newsletters.
|Nov 3||MADNESS by invitation from St Johns|
|Oregon opens, then closes, a BBS|
|Nov 11||NARPA resolves to use e mail for Board business|
|1995||1st Q||alt.support.depression.manic by Scott Milliken|
|Jan - June||MADNESS Technical Owner Chuck Coker|
|June 8 -
Sept 16 1997
|MADNESS Web Page by Patrick Burton|
|mid 1995 - Sept 15 1997||MADNESS Technical Owner Kieu Vu|
|August||PSYCHRC file URLized by Jason Rasku|
|1996||May 6||CINMHC by Sylvia|
|September||Mouth grants permission to use NAMWM logo|
|November||ClubMad is conceived|
|last half||Omega logo conceived|
|3rd Q||Gopher reorganized by Persimmon|
|OzMad by Ria|
|MadBest by Ria|
|1997||Jan 31||TwoHats by Scott|
|March||ClubMad.org is stillborn|
|April||OzMad to SJU|
|SJU MADNESS page by Patrick Bruckart|
|July||WNUSP by Sylvia
WFMH-SCL by Sylvia
|September||Act-Mad by Eileen
ClubMad by Robyn and Wayne
MadGrrls by Kathryn and Vicki
Mad-Zine by Vicki
GoneMad by Sylvia
MHConsumer-VA by Patrick Bruckart
MadNation.org by Vicki
IRC by Brooklyn
www.rainier-web.com/actmad by Eileen
|November||www.MadNation.org by Vicki
Mad-GLBT by Ria and Jason
MadMarch by Sylvia and Kathryn
Additionally, there have been presentations at conferences about electronic advocacy and support, media coverage, material published in response to current events discussed electronically, responses from CMHS and some states, and a wealth of material collected at the Library of The Madness Group. The NMHCSHC provided funding for six presenters.
Last Updated 02.27.00 by Sylvia Caras