In 2014 I wondered if MEDLAB-L was anachronistic. Ed's reply was peak Uthman [Highlighted words by Pat L]:

Date: Tues, June 03, 2014

From: "Ed Uthman" <address removed>
To: MEDLAB-L <address removed>
Subject: Is ML an anachronism?

Mailing lists are still useful, not only for the value of their unique ambiance, but also because, as only e-mail is involved, the communications are less likely to be blocked by the authoritarian little caesars who run institutional infosystems.

Ed Uthman, MD
Pathologist, Houston/Richmond, Texas, USA