Ed Von Frankensteingreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Looking at very old threads, from late 1997 forward, I see that Ed Yourdon was a very frequent initiating poster and responder to this NG. No more! Embarassed at his own creation perhaps ?
-- Blue Himalayan (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 29, 1999
Well, today, he's probably traveling or preparing in Seattle:
-- Reporter (email@example.com), January 29, 1999.
Perhaps Ed is embarrased and pleased.
It seems to me once a person discovers that competing to be a Y2K central repository is a myth, and that wide participation begets cooperation, he might begin to see how self-organizing, regenerating, sustainable communities work.
-- Critt Jarvis - Wilmington, NC (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 29, 1999.
Remember, along with the stated goal of the forum, (see "About"), Ed was using this as a centralised location for things he hhad forgotten, or that needed clarification, on his book. Also, for response to the various pre-publication chapters of his book. Since he is an adult, I suspect he knew this would take on a life of its own,and is probably now a) EXCEEDINGLY busy doing awareness/planning talks and meetings, and b)a typical Proud Papa watching one of the kids go out into the world, with the usual wince when the kid bloodies a nose or skins a kneee, or gets in to a little scrape with the authorities....
-- Chuck, night driver (email@example.com), January 29, 1999.
He is also proabably quite busy doing now what he did before Y2K and what he will no doubt be doing after Y2K: Out making a living as one the premiere systems consultants in the world.
-- Paul Neuhardt (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 30, 1999.