[Spridgets] [Healeys] Shining Silver

Jim Frakes JimFrakes at frakes-eng.com
Mon Apr 11 06:23:17 MDT 2016

A daily routine, check the office emails, personal emails and the HML. Great information from a lot of very wise Healey owners. 

Thanks a lot Mark, 

Jim  Frakes

-----Original Message-----
From: Healeys [mailto:healeys-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of Mark J Bradakis
Sent: Friday, April 08, 2016 4:15 PM
To: healeys at autox.team.net; Spridget
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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