Tim, In a message dated 97-09-18 07:30:42 EDT, you write: > Without trying to appear ignorant, what is a BOF and a CUDS?? > Sitting in Johannesburg, these terms seem to indicate some strange cult!!! Not ignorant at all (well, grammatically it IS :-P -- stupid it is NOT). These drove me nuts the first trip too! A BOF is a "Birds Of a Feather" session. These sessions are where people of like interests (e.g., a particular software package, particular configurations, or a particular development tool) get together. A COMMON member posts the request for a BOF on a bulletin board and, if enough people sign up for it, the group is assigned a private room in which to meet after classes. If they're still having them (Steve G.?), I wouldn't miss the "AS/400 Security" BOF on a bet! CUDS is the Common User Discussion (Drinking?) Session. All COMMON members in attendance get together after class for drinks, snacks, and talk about areas of similar interest. This is where you meet folks not on your track or in your particular field of interest. The drinks USED to be free, but they recently started having a "Dry" CUDS with only soft drinks and charging for drinks at the "Wet" versions. I understand that they handed out coupons for a couple of free drinks at the last one, but I don't know if this practice will continue (Bob C. or Al?). The acronyms could probably use an update, but all COMMON members are familiar with them now. GO! It's VERY informative! Regards, Dean Asmussen Enterprise Systems Consulting, Inc. Fuquay-Varina, NC USA E-Mail: DAsmussen@AOL.COM "BPCS -- Better Programs Coming Soon!" +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to "MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com". | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MAJORDOMO@midrange.com | and specify 'unsubscribe MIDRANGE-L' in the body of your message. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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