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Re: 100,000 posts!

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  • Subject: [mg100081] Re: [mg100000] 100,000 posts!
  • From: peter <plindsay.0 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 23:39:47 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200905210415.AAA09998@smc.vnet.net>

thanks for all your hard work keeping this group alive and kicking.

2009/5/21 Steven M. Christensen <steve at smc.vnet.net>:
> 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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Peter Lindsay


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