• Subject: RE: David Gibbs awarded Common Good Pin..
  • From: Colin Williams <Williamsc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 15:09:06 +0100

If only attachments let you attach cash to email. Maybe if I push this
10 note into the floppy drive and press enter.....

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Chuck Lewis [mailto:clewis@iquest.net]
>Sent: Tuesday, October 12, 1999 7:34 AM
>To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
>Subject: Re: David Gibbs awarded Common Good Pin..
>
>
>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 :  dkahn1@jnjfr.jnj.com (work)
>> >          dkahn@cix.co.uk      (home)
>> >
>> >
>> >-----Message d'origine-----
>> >De: Colin Williams [mailto:Williamsc@technocrats.co.uk]
>> >Date: 11 October 1999 10:22
>> >: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
>> >Objet: RE: David Gibbs awarded Common Good Pin..
>> >
>> >
>> >I agree, IBM should definitely be sponsoring some part of this.
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>>
>> 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; jdraper@wco.com
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