[Healeys] Shining Silver
bspidell at comcast.net
Sat Apr 9 07:40:46 MDT 2016
Thanks for all your efforts. The lists--I'm on Healeys and
Shop-talk--have been enormously helpful to me over the years, and the
comradeship and, yes, the occasional 'confrontation' have added
significant value to my life.
Things have slowed down on Healeys--Shop-talk has never been
particularly busy--and I don't know if it's because some owners have
passed to that great garage in the sky or moved on to other hobbies (and
lists?) but, even though I participate in a couple of forums the Healey
List is the place I turn for the most immediate and appropriate answers
(and engaging 'conversations').
On 4/8/2016 1:14 PM, Mark J Bradakis wrote:
> 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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