[Healeys] Shining Silver

John Davidson jdavidso at shaw.ca
Fri Apr 8 19:50:58 MDT 2016

And many thanks for your and everyone else who are enabling us to
maintain and improve our Healeys!

John R Davidson, P. Eng.
H (204) 895-4523, C (204) 295-9207

-----Original Message-----
From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf
Of Mark J Bradakis
Sent: April-08-16 3:15 PM
To: healeys at autox.team.net; Spridget <spridgets at autox.team.net>
Subject: [Healeys] Shining Silver

A few years back Karen and I celebrated our 25th wedding
anniversary, our Silver Anniversary as they call it.

And coming up in just a few days on April 11th is Team.Net's
Silver Anniversary.  Yes, on April 11, 1991 the domain was
registered and went on the air.  In truth, it existed before that
in the form of two mailing lists, british-cars and autox which
were outgrowths of rec.autos Usenet groups. Murky history there.

But Team.Net as we know it today has been around for a quarter of
a century. Of the 60 some lists on the server, most are inactive.
I may take some time this summer to clean up and remove any lists
that have not seen any posts for N months, the value of N to be
determined.  Some lists, though, are still going strong,
soldiering on from the days when Team.Net lists and website were
at the leading edge, the only game in town.  It was estimated
that at the 1997 SCCA Solo II Nationals, their Silver
Anniversary, roughly 2/3 of the 1,000+ participants were on the
autox list.  If you check out http://autox.team.net you will find
many pages last updated about 24.99 years ago, though, hardly
leading edge now.  One of these days ...

Who could have foreseen how a simple stream of 1s and 0s could be
such a part of the lives of so many people, the catalyst for
enduring friendships, a formidable source of knowledge and
inspiration?  How many cars are on the road these days instead of
the scrap heap because of us and our efforts over decades?

Happy Birthday to us. and carry on!


ps:  I am sending this out a few days early because on Monday I
will be on the road somewhere between Phoenix and Salt Lake City.
I'll look into the multi-hour delay in posting when I return.
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