[Mgs] Cheers!

Dan DiBiase dan.dibiase at gmail.com
Wed Apr 12 05:19:01 MDT 2017

Wow, hard to believe..... Congrats and thanks!

Dan D
'76B, '65B
Central NJ USA

On Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 4:27 AM, Mark J Bradakis via Mgs <mgs at autox.team.net
> wrote:

> Raise a glass to Team.Net!  April 11, 1991 the domain went on the air.  26
> years ago, a quarter of a century. Hard to believe it has been that long.
> In truth the foundation was laid some years before then, with USENET
> rec.autos newsgroups evolving into what became the British cars and the
> Autox lists.  Richard Welty, Dale Cook and Jim Muller are some names from
> back than.
> Somehow I got involved while I was working at the University of Utah. It
> got to the point where the British car and autocross email traffic hosted
> from my desktop machine at work became a very noticeable source of network
> traffic. The powers that be STRONGLY suggested that such was not official
> university business and should be discontinued. So I moved the lists to a
> server at my house. Back then it wasn't quite so simple and so cheap. I
> sent out a plea for funding and got a great response. Thanks to the U of U
> having a good relationship with Hewlett-Packard I was able to procure one
> of the first machines with over a 100 megahertz CPU, a 20 megabyte hard
> drive and something like 8 megs of RAM.  All for about a mere $2,500
> dollars.
> Things have progressed since then. Still hosted from my house, still
> taking a bit of my time every day. Hard to believe that a scatterbrained
> procrastinator like me has been behind the curtain for all these years,
> keeping it going.  Team.Net is not as active as it was some years ago.  The
> autocross list is basically dead now, but when I took the Killer Spit to
> the SCCA Solo Nationals in 1997, over half the drivers there were
> subscribers to the autocross list.
> Back then there were not many choices. Now there are myriads of automotive
> related web sites, forums and such available. But there are still many
> folks who enjoy the Team.Net email lists, who love to share their exploits,
> their frustrations, their lives with like minded individuals.
> Happy Birthday to us.
> mjb.
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