OK, I understand the comments about IBM sponsorship POSSIBLY clouding the integrity of this FANTASTIC and hallowed list although I'm SURE David could withstand ANY onslaught by Big Blue ;-), so how 'bout "anonymous" contributions by everyone and an AS/400 under the tree this December for David :-) ? Is David tax deductible or can we set up a trust or something <BG> ? Jerome Draper wrote: > David has provided a new dimension to our community. He is providing what > COMMON, THE400GROUP, NEWS/400, MIDRANGE COMPUTING, MIDRANGE SYSTEMS, etc. > do yet without the advertising and sponsorship. It has proved an > invaluable service and yes, David, deserves the credit as the back room > Wizard in the Wizard of Oz. David is not one to spend his time strutting > for credit and it's nice to see him get recognized. > > Yeah David! > > Not least, however, (and I think David knows this) the list is valuable > because of the participation from you who are reading this and other posts. > This ad hoc "membership" provides incredible insights into solutions for > real problems. This is the revolution we live in. Its free, its > available, it happening, and you are part of it. And if you want to look > back into the archives the are available too. This is a living thing here > and it is made possible by wizards. > > I think sponsorship by IBM or anybody would junk this list up completely. > Look what has happened elsewhere. I would be very suspect of sponsorship. > My world is cluttered with enough stuff like that. > > Could be akin to killing the goose that laid the golden egg. > > Jerry > > At 03:06 PM 10/11/1999 +0200, you wrote: > >I am delighted that David has received this overdue recognition for his > >outstanding services to the midrange community. In fact he's probably done > >more than anyone to make that word "community" a reality, and I'd like to > >add my own congratulations to the chorus. However, IBM sponsorship would > >invalidate the last 2 paragraphs of the monthly guidelines. > > > >There is an old saying: "Who pays the piper calls the tune". For me its > >complete independence is a key feature of midrange-l. How do you think our > >perception of it would be altered once it had IBM dollars behind it? I don't > >want it to become just an organ for IBM. > > > >Dave Kahn > >Johnson & Johnson International (Ethicon) France > >Phone : +33 1 55 00 3180 > >Email : firstname.lastname@example.org (work) > > email@example.com (home) > > > > > >-----Message d'origine----- > >De: Colin Williams [mailto:Williamsc@technocrats.co.uk] > >Date: 11 October 1999 10:22 > >À: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com' > >Objet: RE: David Gibbs awarded Common Good Pin.. > > > > > >I agree, IBM should definitely be sponsoring some part of this. > >+--- > >| This is the Midrange System Mailing List! > >| To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. > >| To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. > >| To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. > >| Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org > >+--- > > > > > > Jerry Draper, Trilobyte Software Systems, since 1976 > Specializing in connecting PC's, Windows, MAC's, and LAN's to the AS/400 > Representing Synapse, Apple, IBM, UDS, Nlynx, MI, Perle, Netsoft, etc. > (415) 457-3431; (415) 258-1658fax; email@example.com > +--- > | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! > | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. > | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. > | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. > | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: firstname.lastname@example.org > +--- +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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