We've detected that you're using an ad content blocking browser plug-in or feature. Ads provide a critical source of revenue to the continued operation of Silicon Investor.  We ask that you disable ad blocking while on Silicon Investor in the best interests of our community.  If you are not using an ad blocker but are still receiving this message, make sure your browser's tracking protection is set to the 'standard' level.

   SI - Site ForumsThe History of Silicon Investor

Previous 10 Next 10 
To: richardred who wrote (1249)6/20/2019 12:18:44 PM
From: Jeffrey S. Mitchell
1 Recommendation   of 1319
Wow. I never knew SI, under any ownership, actually recruited anyone to post here. I was over on the Compuserve forums prior to finding SI. I actually still remember writing my first post for "all the world to see". For fun, I just looked it up: Message 498839

- Jeff

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last ReadRead Replies (2)

To: Jeffrey S. Mitchell who wrote (1250)6/20/2019 12:43:36 PM
From: richardred
   of 1319
I came over looking when I thought the end of Individual investors was near.

I believe this was my first post here. I loved Jacks Hartmans Qtr Qtr forum and still do. Sam Raven's also, but he is now gone.

Message 13739542
My first successful TO carried over from II

Message 14273522

Message 16632291

BTW- most of my posts here at SI are short, not like they were on II. We didn't have the capabilities at II. I recycle a lot of my post to save time. I absolutely love the search & keep feature here. I just wish they could use all the search years with that feature. Maria Bartiromo's husband owned the Individual investors site. I believe she was on the cover of the second magazine. The da Chief here was also in an II issue.

Subject 52296

I'm going to post it to his board if I find it.


Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last Read

From: SI Ron (Colonel Sammy)6/20/2019 1:48:16 PM
   of 1319
Message 32205611

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last Read

To: Jeffrey S. Mitchell who wrote (1250)8/16/2019 6:56:45 AM
From: Level Head
1 Recommendation   of 1319
Hello, Jeffrey! It has been a long time, but I too remember lots of SI early history, and my very enjoyable interactions with you. I was a relative latecomer here, from early 1999.

I hope you've been well and happy. I am ... happy, but resemble Steven Hawking a bit. My brain still works, I can still type (if slowly), and can use a joystick and mouse, so I count myself fortunate.

===|==============/ Level Head

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last ReadRead Replies (1)

To: Level Head who wrote (1253)8/19/2019 2:52:53 PM
From: Jeffrey S. Mitchell
   of 1319
Hey Level Head, good to hear from you! I take it you are writing your own book on the secrets of the universe? :)

Of course you now know that most of us early SI folks were nothing more than computer algorithms anyhow. Once SI shuts down, there goes our world. Until then, welcome back inside the matrix.

- Jeff

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last Read

From: OldAIMGuy12/3/2019 2:30:10 PM
3 Recommendations   of 1319
Our AIM Users Group migrated to SI in 1997. First post was 02/09/1997 as a test. Jill helped me get the board up and running and then I brought over our group from the "Money Talk" BB on Prodigy, I believe. It was a significant improvement.

I became acquainted with SI Bob (Zumbrunnen) along the way and shared track time with him at Road America one fine and sunny weekend.

Best regards,

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last ReadRead Replies (3)

To: OldAIMGuy who wrote (1255)12/3/2019 2:32:16 PM
From: SI Ron (Colonel Sammy)
   of 1319
You should post a link to that board.

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last Read

To: OldAIMGuy who wrote (1255)12/3/2019 2:40:07 PM
From: Carolyn
   of 1319
That reminds me of the first annual SI Get together in Las Vegas. It all started on this thread:

Subject 30502

It was so successful, that other trips followed. Everyone had a great time.

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last Read

To: OldAIMGuy who wrote (1255)12/3/2019 3:47:46 PM
From: OldAIMGuy
1 Recommendation   of 1319
Here's the board we founded. It's not as active as it once was but I still post there on occasion.

Subject 12596

Best regards,

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last Read

From: Graystone12/16/2019 12:56:18 AM
3 Recommendations   of 1319
Collectively we are an embedded system in the network, the new land
We couldn't have known we were prototypes for a new social order

SI took over my entire life for many years.
At some level it is still deeply embedded in who I am.
I still feel the need to be the character that I am, not sure why.
My digital character was developed many years before SI and the Internet.
I used to play ANSI games on BBS systems in the early days.
I would play every local copy I could find of certain BBS games like Tradewars.
I would play these BBS games and create the same trading posts and the same planets in the same grid locations in every copy. Some other local players actually thought these planets and trading posts were part of the background code of the game because Graystone's Garden Planet was always in the same place in every copy I could find and play.
I came to SI through finance.
I did freelance IT work (PC support) for finance firms and knew brokers who were involved with Bre-X.
Many of us remember mikesloan and the role that the Internet and especially SI played in that story.
SI was just the best site for information on gold stocks.
As a well developed digital persona already I was surprised to find kindred digital souls here.
Fully developed and hardened characters.
There were just some incredibly gifted and smart people living the digital life here.

Today I only visit SI occasionally as life leaves little time for anything else.
Perhaps some version of the future has me being able to stop working but I doubt it.
I still love this place and the people here still impress, even those who have opinions that differ from mine.
That we have different opinions only matters if we are here to share that difference.
I know that every last person on SI that disagrees with me (or agrees me with for that matter) has more in common with me than 99.999...% of the planet.
So if I love your stuff, or even if I hate your stuff, it only matters to you or I because we are both still here on SI.

Share RecommendKeepReplyMark as Last ReadRead Replies (2)
Previous 10 Next 10