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To: Jeffrey S. Mitchell who wrote (1236)9/8/2018 11:51:04 PM
From: Graystone
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FBN
or
The things you used to do.
Hello old friend. FBN was an inspired bit of creative imagery, straight outta Connecticut, or somewhere like that. It was hilarious (from a distance) and certainly was "fake news". That was the thing though, most of us knew we were being foxed. I enjoyed watching people try to penetrate the tough outer layer of digital bullshit protecting the juicy laughs within. I still have some FBN bookmarks and haven't changed that kind of stuff (Peoplemarks, Bookmarks) much as you can imagine, my time here has been intermittent for more than a decade.
Back then it was babies, business and SI, in that order as well. (with the babies part being inclusive of Rocks though she would say she often took a backseat to SI.)
I cannot imagine who??? would have ever told Business Wire that kind of stuff about you. OK, if I wanted to imagine I probably could.

As I age I get the urge to speak out about things but I suppose that would simply be me ignoring my own good advice to age gracefully.

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To: Graystone who wrote (1237)9/9/2018 12:26:22 PM
From: Jeffrey S. Mitchell
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The irony of having a board called "The History of Silicon Investor" is that every single message ever written here is still here, for anyone to see at any time. I suppose we can add some sort or perspective, but the record really speaks for itself. Taken as a whole, SI quickly became a self-filtering watering hole for people unafraid to suffer the slings and arrows that come with expressing one's opinion in a public forum. If any of us ever got hit in the head and decided to run for office, our opponent would have a field day with what we've written. But, on the other hand, my guess is that most of us would not regret any of it because it was genuine, at least at the time we wrote it. At least that's how I look at it. :)

- Jeff

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To: Jeffrey S. Mitchell who wrote (1238)9/23/2018 11:44:13 PM
From: Graystone
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Sincerity is important, I am not sure there is any way to measure that. I can hear you clearly, you are more than a label, my view of you grew out of the froth of all that you wrote that I read, not just to and from me but to and from everyone. Going back and reading things that we wrote ten years ago can be informative. So I did that...the best way back is old Subjectmarks...(for me anyways). That lets me alight in the land of time remembered... Subject 31606

I haven't read it yet, just posted the Subjectmark. As you can see the only Subjectmark is mine. Let me go read what I wrote and I will tell you if I agree with me


I am very happy that Canada has decided to legalize marijuana. It is a good thing. I am going to stay holiday in Canada next year. We are heading to Prince Edward Island to take advantage of the wonderful beaches. My family has always loved swimming. Our favourite vacation so far has been the Kona side of the Big Island, we were in the ocean almost everyday at 8:30 or 9:00, I actually have a prescription snorkeling mask. Ok, now I will actually read that thread...

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To: Graystone who wrote (1239)9/24/2018 12:06:20 AM
From: Graystone
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I don't remember writing that
or
I remember her

OK, that was almost twenty years ago, not ten. That was strange, haven't really thought about that chapter for awhile. I fell in love with a co-worker, not unrequited, never consummated but a very perilous time for my family. I remember being quite giddy, I suppose that was a sort of mid-life crisis, the belief that we can never really fall in love again. We courted and flirted and I suppose we both knew the risks. I still love every woman I have ever loved.

You are entirely right Jeff, we should never tread that old stuff, it is almost like looking at sepia photographs. I am pretty sure I didn't write that stuff, I have been hacked, my account was hacked. We all know who did it as well, David R. Stockwell. Member 3747480

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To: Jeffrey S. Mitchell who wrote (1236)1/10/2019 5:17:19 PM
From: Intrepid1
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BusinessWire: A Berkshire Hathaway Company. I guess they needed Warren Buffett to cover the costs incurred in their legal battle against the mighty FBN.

businesswire.com

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To: Eric L who wrote (1217)3/14/2019 8:14:29 PM
From: sense
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Hey. Thanks for that. Was trying to dredge up a couple of the exchanges we'd had re Nokia prior to the MSFT acquisition... still not finding the boards on which we had them... but, just by looking dusted off a couple of recollections from not all that long ago. Found most of his inputs both rational and entertaining... rare enough on either count.

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To: sense who wrote (1242)3/14/2019 8:22:11 PM
From: Eric L
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Michal Daniel: This boards founder ...

Misha and I had a few go rounds but he was an engaging virtual friend I was proud to make the acquaintance of ... and he was one heck of a talented photog.

Cheers, - Eric L -

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To: Intrepid1 who wrote (1229)3/14/2019 8:30:27 PM
From: sense
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Just the fact that a Y2K thread is still active here... has me wondering about time warp tech.

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To: sense who wrote (1244)3/14/2019 8:51:13 PM
From: Intrepid1
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Very Apropos post. Time warp technology just happened....

phys.org

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To: Jeffrey S. Mitchell who wrote (1238)3/14/2019 8:52:31 PM
From: sense
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"every single message ever written here is still here, for anyone to see at any time"

My own experience is that "the internet" is very significantly editable. I think future historians sifting through the mass of data will have some real issues with source quality... and not only because "you had to be there at the time" to comprehend the exchanges in context. Of course, most of the data isn't likely to be of interest anyway... but, the things that are will also be far more likely to be subject to exercises in influence. Relevance and reliability are likely to be inversely related. I don't see the internet becoming a "permanent record" in that way. Probably only in ways you won't appreciate.

SI has proven far better than most, in my experience, but the primary protection of the history that I see is only in the mass of the data, it mostly being far too large for people to bother with. Then, the passions of the day that drove the flame wars we joined are very unlikely to prove timeless, or even interesting, in the afterglow in others eyes.

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