|To: Jeffrey S. Mitchell who wrote (1250)||6/20/2019 12:43:36 PM|
|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.
My first successful TO carried over from II
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.
I'm going to post it to his board if I find it.
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|To: Jeffrey S. Mitchell who wrote (1250)||8/16/2019 6:56:45 AM|
|From: Level Head|
|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.
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|To: Level Head who wrote (1253)||8/19/2019 2:52:53 PM|
|From: Jeffrey S. Mitchell|
|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.
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|From: OldAIMGuy||12/3/2019 2:30:10 PM|
|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.
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|From: Graystone||12/16/2019 12:56:18 AM|
|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.
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