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Old 02-23-2005, 09:01 AM   #1
don Arnoldy
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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>
.    /                                      <hammer>
.   /      Huh?       Whaaaat?           <hammer>
.           \     Yeah?   \
.            \      \      \
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.Since you're early, How about giving me a hand here?
.   /
.  /        Who me?        I don't *do* hardware!
.              \  <applauding>  \
.               \      \         \        <stumble>
.                                           <timber>
.<Sigh>                                         <crash>
.  /                             We got any more light bulbs?
. /                                                \
.                                                   \
._____________
.             \__________                    Eec hit me!!    
.     WELCOME B|        /|            Did not!      \
.              |TA TESTE\|             /   Did too!!! \
._____________           |            /        \   
.             \________| |                      \
.                      \ |
.                       \|    Where are the aspirin?
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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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