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Date:      Wed, 8 May 2013 15:35:43 -0700
From:      Gary Kline <kline@thought.org>
To:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   re  who wants thought.org post from last nightt...
Message-ID:  <20130508223543.GA16673@ethic.thought.org>

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	guys,

	I was pleasantly  surprised at the responses,  so far--obv'ly--
	all privately responded to.    I'll get back to everybody in the
	next couple/few days.  I am just finishing up my VBC that I plan 
	to give to that  OLPC project out of MIT;  my shoulder feels like
	it's falling off, so I thought id send this to those five or so
	who are interested.  

	first, im hoping that you gents are fairly patient.  meaning that 
	altho my hacking   daze are winding down and I feel like  warmed
	over dog-do, I'm not quite ready to   give up  thought.org just yet.  
	for one thing, im not sure what career my daughter will take; and
	even if she does choose comp-sci, she may have zero interest in
	messing with my domain.  that said,     when I do give it up in
	a few years, I hope to have made a good choice.

	second, I'm still trying to figure out   what the best thing to do 
	=is=.  good: the caffeine pills are kicking in:)  --about the only
	thing id ask is that thought.org AKA Thought Unlimited be dedicated 
	to the unix realm.  that's unix as in UNIX{TM, C, &c}, every distro
	of linujx, every distro of BSD ... you get the idea.   ---hate to
	find some very fine print like: "thought.org is a wholly-owned
	subsidiary of microsoft!" hidden away.    I {along with a bunch of 
	other volunteers} spend years answering newbie questions for folk 
	who  were interested in the unix paradigm but had no idea where to
	start.  whoever takes over can surely do much more along those
	lines if he wishes.  (a parenthetical note is that when I was
	sweating my way thru cal, about 30% of the computer classes were
	female!    I keep wondering what ever happened to all the girls! )  

	what else?  oh yeah, cost.  no charge.  no essays, no "tell me
	in 25 words or less... ."  the one thing I've always appreciated
	about the freebsd list[s] is the tenor of its membership.  same  
	goes for the rest of the Nix groups.  I would be much obliged for
	suggested input.

	enough for now

	gary


-- 
 Gary Kline  kline@thought.org  http://www.thought.org  Public Service Unix
              Twenty-six years of service to the Unix community.




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