Dan was living in Cambridge,MA, and had met and was operating with Bob Frankston and Dan Bricklin whohad written Visicalc the first spreadsheet and the programthat would successfully create the microcomputer applications company. I enjoyed reading the jokes, but like most people was frustratedwith the noise that went together with them. Always happy with my senseof humour, I took the steps to create a moderated newsgroup devotedto jokes. Most moderated newsgroups of the day had a moderator
whosimply tried to hold down the off topic noise and flamewars. My plan wasmore like that of an edited journal to examine on high quality and onlyaccept the jokes I felt were funniest. I started by culling theoriginal rec. humor newsgroup, but lastly people were submittingdirectly to me. The newsgroup was builtby taking only 1/50th of what I saw, it wasn't hardfor me to provide something that had a vastly higher marvelous levelthan what was on the unmoderated net. The name was type of a joke,it being the funny subset of rec. humor. About a year into the lifetime of RHF, a random accident
with a politicallyincorrect joke indignant an MIT pupil immensely.