[Spridgets] Shining Silver

WeslakeMonza1330 at aol.com WeslakeMonza1330 at aol.com
Mon Apr 11 14:35:08 MDT 2016

Wow, has it really been that long. It's possible I didn't join the  lists 
until about 2002.
In a message dated 09/04/2016 01:24:54 GMT Daylight Time,  
spridgets at autox.team.net writes:

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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