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It's "revisionist history" month. (chuckle) This issue has come up several times, and I just found this snippet buried in the archives. This is the original "welcome" from Ed Yourdon to "all comers." Funny how this disappeared under the sysops.
"To facilitate an ongoing dialog about Y2K issues, we have provided a Web-based bulletin-board forum that generated nearly 110,000 messages through mid-May, 1999. Send us any new Y2K information that you've come across, and join in our discussions!" Ed Yourdon's Web Page
-- Ken Decker (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 18, 2000
Err, Ken, I'm missing your point on this one. Care to elucidate further?
-- Jim Cooke (JJCooke@yahoo.com), March 18, 2000.
What he's saying is that THIS was what Yourdon had on his website in the May/June timeframe of last year. I remember it as what *I* saw before I entered the forum.
I actually knew better than to believe the above due to stories of how other folks had been received at TB2000, so the reactions to MY opinions didn't surprise me.
On the other hand, I see both Ken and Flint using THIS forum to express their frustrations with the TB2000 classic forum. They have that right. Personally, I'm more interested in discussing TODAY than I am yesterday.
-- Anita (email@example.com), March 18, 2000.
I agree with you, I enjoy both Ken and Flints posts, appreciate their viewpoints. But since there is "nothing I'm aware of" that will change how things evolved, no point in re-hashing it.
-- Michael (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 18, 2000.
Michael and Anita,
-- Lars (email@example.com), March 18, 2000.
I too prefer to look forward, but having said that, since Y2K was really such a big nothing for most people, I do like reading about what made this such a colossal BITR all the way from the top--government--to the bottom--poor countries who did nothing, but are going strong.
-- gilda (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 18, 2000.