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Old 02-23-2005, 09:01 AM   #1
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Default The old guy reminisces...

With the occasion of our 16th birthday, followed by the big move, I've been going through some old files.

In mid 1995, the DTP Forum decided to open a new more-exclusive area, and called it "the Professional Publishing Forum." On Sept 16, 1995, we opened the forum to an intial group of 100 beta-testers/forum-seeders. Here is the news flash that greeted them:
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.      THE PROFESSIONAL PUBLISHING FORUM WELCOMES YOU
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.HEY, DAVE!                             <hammer> <saw>
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.   /      Huh?       Whaaaat?           <hammer>
.           \     Yeah?   \
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.Since you're early, How about giving me a hand here?
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.  /        Who me?        I don't *do* hardware!
.              \  <applauding>  \
.               \      \         \        <stumble>
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.<Sigh>                                         <crash>
.  /                             We got any more light bulbs?
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.             \__________                    Eec hit me!!    
.     WELCOME B|        /|            Did not!      \
.              |TA TESTE\|             /   Did too!!! \
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.Welcome, folks! Make yourselves at home in the message sections, and please 
excuse the dust and construction debris as we put finishing touches on this 
place. We'll be getting things into the libraries over the next couple of weeks 
- if you have any neat stuff you'd like to contribute, or want to suggest some 
can't-live-without file from over on DTP that you think should be here, please 
let us know.

--don (and all the harried staff)

NOTE: The three Daves in the flash were Dave Balderstone, Dave Saunders and Dave DeBronkhart.

   
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Old 02-23-2005, 09:15 AM   #2
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Don,

Oh my goodness, I remember that!
1995?
My, how time flies.

Best,
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Old 02-23-2005, 10:50 AM   #3
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With the occasion of our 16th birthday, followed by the big move, I've been going through some old files.

In mid 1995, the DTP Forum decided
<feeling-all-warm-and-fuzzy>Ah</feeling-all-warm-and-fuzzy>
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Old 02-23-2005, 10:55 AM   #4
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Gee, my memory's fuzzy...which one of you Dave mugs falsely accused me of battery? Fess up, now!

   
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Old 02-23-2005, 11:16 AM   #5
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LOL!!!

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Old 02-23-2005, 01:11 PM   #6
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Default Rofl!

"It seemed like a good idea at the time..."

Heh.

I finally subbed to Design Tools Monthly a couple of weeks ago after getting it free in PROPUB.
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Old 02-23-2005, 01:13 PM   #7
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Gee, my memory's fuzzy...which one of you Dave mugs falsely accused me of battery? Fess up, now!
It was, uh... deBronkart! Yeah, I'm SURE it was... Wasn't it?
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Old 02-23-2005, 03:27 PM   #8
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So..., where is deBronkart now? Ran into him online about a year, or so, ago.

Anyone hear from Phil Gaskill? Last I heard, he was conducting an orchestra in NY.

I see Ole Kvern now and then. Just ran across Mike Arst over in the Adobe User to User Forums.

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So..., where is deBronkart now? Ran into him online about a year, or so, ago.

Anyone hear from Phil Gaskill? Last I heard, he was conducting an orchestra in NY.

I see Ole Kvern now and then. Just ran across Mike Arst over in the Adobe User to User Forums.

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Hey! It's the man! (are you still with ADBE? ...I lost track)

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Old 02-23-2005, 05:11 PM   #10
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So..., where is deBronkart now? Ran into him online about a year, or so, ago.
He’s been here; haven’t seen him for a couple of weeks, though.

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Anyone hear from Phil Gaskill? Last I heard, he was conducting an orchestra in NY.
He is conducting a small orchestra in NYC. His wife Anahit is helping manage it, and plays cello. They live in the Village, not far from where Brad used to live. He promises to come by here some day, but is very busy. Instead of doing book production, now he is a copy editor.

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I see Ole Kvern now and then.
Do see if he will stop by, just for old times’ sake. How old is Max? Must be an adolescent by now!

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Just ran across Mike Arst …
Oy! Do ask him to stop by. It has been long years …

   
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