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Re: 100,000 posts!

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  • Subject: [mg100028] Re: 100,000 posts!
  • From: "Kevin J. McCann" <Kevin.McCann at umbc.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 01:44:07 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: University System of Maryland
  • References: <gv2jr1$9af$1@smc.vnet.net>

Congratualtions and sincere thanks, Steve, for making this fantastic 
tool work. I knew Bryce when I was in grad school - it must have been 
great fun working with him.

Kevin

Steven M. Christensen wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> 
> The Mathematica mailing list and newsgroup have been in existence for more
> than twenty years now.   In January 2005, we past the 50,000 message mark.
> Now, in only a little more than four years, we have added another 50,000.
> This is very gratifying to me and I hope that this effort will continue
> to grow and help as many users as possible.
> 
> A little personal history.   I was honored to be a student and friend
> of Bryce DeWitt, who some of you know was one of the finest theoretical
> physicists of the last 100 years.   One of the things he told me back
> in the 70's was
> 
> "Make sure all your projects are useful, work that will still be valuable to
> others twenty years from now."
> 
> I have tried to take this to heart in doing the moderation of this group
> for twenty years and running sunfreeware.com for fifteen years.
> 
> It is obvious that Stephen, the folks at Wolfram Research, and many of
> the contributors to this group also follow this philosophy.  Thanks to
> all of you.
> 
> 
> Steve Christensen 
> Moderator
> 


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