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Re: Re: 100,000 posts!


This time it was a kind of "interception in reverse": I sent the  
message to Steven and did not really mean to post this to the MathGroup.
But you can't win them all ;-)

Andrzej


On 26 May 2009, at 18:12, Andrzej Kozlowski wrote:

> 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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