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Re: 100,000 posts!

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  • Subject: [mg100156] Re: [mg100000] 100,000 posts!
  • From: Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl>
  • Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 05:12:14 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200905210415.AAA09998@smc.vnet.net>

Like many others I would like to extend my personal thanks for the  
great job you have done, particularly over the last decade during  
which I have been posting to the MathGroup. In my case there is an  
additional reason for gratitude: the rather large number of your  
"interventions" that intercepted in time some of my rashest posts.  
Thanks to them I can read the list archives with less embarrassment.

With best wishes.

Andrzej Kozlowski


On 21 May 2009, at 13:15, 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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