A thanks for Ed?

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I've been thinking about this for days and days...being one of the Asylum, I'm greatly appreciative of the place to petically rant about Y2K,...Have you read our rhyming offerings, Ed?

Beyond that, I just wanted to start a formal thread to thank Ed for this place to gather...this place to create a community of questioners and early awakers...and such.

Raising my glass to you Ed. Thanks!

-- Donna Barthuley (moment@pacbell.net), November 30, 1998


Carrot juice? Powdered chocolate milk? Gosh, friends, I'm overwhelmed! I think I did notice someone offering a glass of Chardonnay, which sounds a little more tempting.

Seriously, I'm delighted that this forum has worked so well. It's not necessary to thank me for it, since it requires almost NO work on my part. You should really pass on your thanks to Phil Greenspun, who created this forum software, and whose alma mater (and mine, too), MIT, provides the forum-hosting service for free.

Also, you should all toast each other -- it's your sense of community and collaboration that has made this forum what it is. There have been a few times when people have asked me to censor certain messages or certain individuals, but we've been very fortunate that the forum has been self-regulating. Those who post non-constructive, or inappropriate, messages generally get bored after a while, and go away.

So -- a toast of carrot juice, powdered chocolate, and a good Cabernet Sauvignon to each and every one of you! Keep up the dialog, keep up the good spirits, keep up the energy that we'll all need in 1999 as we enter the "en

-- Ed Yourdon (ed@yourdon.com), December 01, 1998.

Caramba! **** petically rant about Y2K,****

I meant poetically rant...Sometimes I'm a good spell-checker,...other times the spirit get ahead of the brain...you get my drift I hope and this gives me a cheap chance to put this is "new answers"


-- Donna Barthuley (moment@pacbell.net), November 30, 1998.

We'll second it!
A raised glass of fresh-pressed carrot juice to you, Ed ;)
Last night I went thru the sites linked on
and was thrilled to see this here Asylum is by far the best!
Thanks, Ed, and Merry Christmas & Happy New Year coming up.
Aren't we all getting bizzier & bizzier ?!
Ashton & Leska in Cascadia, which is getting pretty soggy now ...
xxxxxxx xxxxxxx

-- Leska (allaha@earthlink.net), November 30, 1998.

I'll echo that Donna!

Thanks ED, the archive especially is useful for newbies and old'uns alike to get their questions answered.

-- Andy (andy_rowland@msn.com), November 30, 1998.

Here Here Lets pose a toast on this new thread to our greatly appreciated Mr. Ed

-- Christine A. Newbie (vaganti01@aol.com), November 30, 1998.

I too am thankful for this wonderful forum. It's a place to come & share & learn and be among like minded friends; I don't know of any other place like it!!! So here's to you Ed, for providing us with such a great gathering place!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you & your family!!! Donna

-- Donna in Texas (Dd0143@aol.com), November 30, 1998.

I'll add another Texas Toast!

-- Texas Terri (TYSYM@AOL.com), November 30, 1998.

Carrot juice? At least a re-dehydrated beer, or two.

-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (cook.r@csaatl.com), November 30, 1998.

I'll second, third, and fourth that one. Thanks Ed!!!

-- Bobbi (volfnat@northweb.com), November 30, 1998.

Ed: Thank you for teaching me structured analysis and design, as well as writing Time Bomb 2000. It was because of using your books back in school, and afterwards, that when I started looking into Y2K, and saw what you were doing now, I knew there was something to it. In other words, I 'Got it' becasue of your credibility. Thank you also for this great forum.

Robert Michaels

-- Rob Michaels (sonofdust@net.com), November 30, 1998.

Well, I would like to thank Ed for this forum and to show him how grateful I am, I'm going to invite him over for X-mas dinner....... Leg of dog!!!! Thanks Ed

now where did that cat go.... Rocky H

-- Rocky Harpole (rharp1@webtv.net), November 30, 1998.

Yes Ed, Thank You!

It's truly a grand experiment! It may even have uncertain and unexpected positive repercussions. Good job.

I raise my California Chardonnay wine glass to you, sipping, I salute you, then gazing into the crystaline glass and it's sparkling luminescent depths, I see a vision forming...


-- Diane J. Squire (sacredspaces@yahoo.com), November 30, 1998.


I love you, truly I do. You so wacky!


"My life for you."

-Trash Can Man

Really, datssa truth! Thank you for "Sanity Central"

Toot! Toot!


-- Uncle Deedah (oncebitten@twiceshy.com), November 30, 1998.

Thanks Ed. Thanks Jennifer, also. Must be tough not getting any credit for co-writing "Time Bomb 2000". I have recommended your book to those I care about most, and it has had a profound effect on them, as it did on me.

This forum is a vital public service. Thanks for supporting it.

-- Steve Hartsman (hartsman@ticon.net), December 01, 1998.

To all of teh above, I add my thanks as this is where I send my DGI's, and FGI's first. Thank you, ED


-- Chuck a night driver (rienzoo@en.com), December 01, 1998.

To Ed and Jennifer,

My family raises its glasses of re-constituted non-instant powdered chocolate milk to you, thanking you for giving us the first truly valuable PRINTED WORDS that have helped in our efforts to substantiate what seems to be the UNthinkable, the reality of Y2K.

-- Sara Nealy (saran@ptd.net), December 01, 1998.

I too want to thank Ed, especially for publishing Timebomb 2000 on the Web before putting it in print. That generosity gave me six extra months to let this thing sink in and therefore six extra months of prep time.

Thanks, Ed.

-- Franklin Journier (ready4y2k@yahoo.com), December 01, 1998.

Ed, you are the Benjamin Franklin of what is about to be out new Rev-War. The underground will I am sure will secure a safe place for you and your ideas.


-- Ron (mongo@earthling.net), December 01, 1998.

I'm sorry, I always seem to get here just after Ed has posted... always just a little late...

Ed and Jennifer, I'd like to thank you for everything on behalf of myself and my family and those GIs that actually listened and looked beyond the nose on their faces. I just purchased a copy of Timebomb 2000 to give away for Christmas.

And, I owe a huge debt of gratitude to all those who frequent this forum and share such valuable information! I've learned a lot.

A very happy holiday season to all of you. Let's all make this one count like no other before.

Mike ==

-- Michael Taylor (mtdesign3@aol.com), December 01, 1998.

It's never too late for a thank you Michael.

I thank Ed for starting this wonderful forum, I thank Ed and Jennifer for thier Year 2000 book, which I plan to give as Christmas present to DGI's dear to me(thanks for the idea Michael), I thank Phil Greenspun for maintaining this wonderful free forum, and last but not least, I thank all of you smart people for being here to inform me and lift my spirits with laughter when I feel gloomy.

I raise my glass of Robert Mondavi California Merlot to you all, which I plan on drinking as long as it's available, as well as keep on enjoying life and smelling the roses, while I can. I also extend an invitation to Ed and his family, and Mr. Greenspun and family, for a dinner party at my Y2K retreat in Quebec in June 2000, of canned chicken and baked beans and fruitcake as desert, and ofcourse Merlot, and a bonfire by the lake. Bring your guitar.

-- Chris (Catsy@pond.com), December 01, 1998.

Yes, Mr. Yourdon, fresh-pressed carrot juice is delicious + nutricious! Back to the earthy earth (well, the local Nature's store) *grin* :)

So the cybergnomes munch the ends of your posts too! They always nibble mine; sometime they devour whole sentences. Thus the xxxs at the end. Not a hex, just a sacrificial offering. BTW, fresh-pressed pineapple juice with a dash of ground parsley & crushed ice is most scrumptious & refreshing. Cheers!

Ashton & Leska in Cascadia, which is being hit by yet another lashing storm
xxxxxxx xxxxx

-- Leska (allaha@earthlink.net), December 01, 1998.

What's the saying; 'A day late and a dollar short'? It doesn't make my thanks any less sincere. Thanks!

-- Tricia the Canuck (jayles@telusplanet.net), December 02, 1998.

ed and jennifer definitely deserve a toast with my cabernet sauvignon or at least some reconstituted concord grape juice. ditto for peter dejager and gary north. you should see the stuff i put on my christmas list. my mother-in-law is still trying to figure out why i want all that camping gear.

i'm with diane--if i gaze into my glass of cabernet long enough, maybe i also will see a vision starting to form.

-- Jocelyne Slough (jonslough@tln.net), December 02, 1998.

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