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Historical Value

Dr. Philip Agre approached us recently and asked if it were possible to look through our old backup tapes and determine when the word ``foo'' started being used by our community. Currently this project would require that someone search through all the old backup tapes to find a definite answer to this question. Someday, someone may ask ``When did Marvin Minsky first conceive of k-lines?'' We want to ensure that future historians will be able to find a reasonable answer to that question, and maybe even make it easier for them to get the answer.