19 years ago
Web Services. As part of this reorganization, the Sport Rocketry Forum
will close on September 30th.
It's been a long run since we started out as the Rocketry section of
ModelNet, in August 1984. There was no World Wide Web, and the
Internet was still called ARPANet. We had a lot of folks dragging
their kids' Commodore 64s out and logging on. There's no doubt we were
in the forefront of "online community," long before anyone ever coined
the term. But that's history. It's also history that the Web was
easier to use, and that's where everyone went to establish their own
communities. We were first, but we won't be last.
It's been great. I would love to personally thank all of you who
participated, if that were possible. Darn near 20 years of Sysopping
has been an experience that has greatly enriched my life. I think I'm
one of the first people who can claim that most of my friends are
people I've never physically met!
I'll still be on CompuServe, running two of my Forums that survived
the purge: Astronomy and Comics/Animation. Feel free to drop in there
if either of those topics interests you. You can always reach me at
firstname.lastname@example.org as well. I have all the files in the Forum
libraries burned onto CD, so if you don't download something that you
need later, drop me a line. And thanks again for being part of that
strange and wonderful thing.