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RE: Project DELTA
Glad to hear you are doing well. Yes, Rich Thomson has been located. In fact,
it was Rich who sent an innocent e-mail to me saying "Hey, it's been 20+ years;
how about a reunion?" That was about a month ago and the whole thing has
snowballed out of control! You'll be happy to hear that we have located about
40 of our fellow Deltoids! If you're interested, there is a quite active
mailing list for exchanging stories of the good old days, etc. Visit http://www.mcws.net/deltoids.html
or send a message to email@example.com with "subscribe deltoids" in the
message text to get on the list. Also, if you want to "catch up" on all the
great stories, the list is being dynamically archived and indexed at http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mader/d
elta. I'm a little fuzzy on the yellow screwdriver story; how about sharing
that with the list!
As I said, we've gotten in touch with many Deltoids and have gathered quite a
number of nice stories about those good old days. Teresa Green is still alive
and well, retired in the Wilmington area. She was able to help fill in the
history of the founding of Delta and the early years. It's really amazing what
Delta was able to do at that time. The notion that somebody would fund this
really expensive computer system and then let a bunch of high school kids loose
on the thing. Teresa Green pushed hard to make sure that Delta would be run by
the students (a radical view both then and now).
Also have a lengthy unofficial history of the final years from Alan Flippen
(now working for the NY Times). His story and a few others tell of the more
mischievous side that many Deltoids remember fondly. There are several stories
of how "so and so" breached system security and a week later, was made a
privileged staff member. What an experience. But it's amazing to see how that
environment led to the many successful and happy lives of all the Deltoids I
have heard from. I think most of us have finally grown up!
Anyway, I'll have it all compiled in the Delta web site soon. Hopefully, we'll
be able to recover some actual files from that time. Remember all those GRIPES
and MESSAG.TXT's. And how about the ASCII art library?
As for me, I'm married but no little tax deductions (only 4 cats). Living in
Philadelphia. Been working at Digital for almost 10 years now. Doing mostly
Unix consulting for various clients. Should be interesting when we get bought
by Compaq, but I'm not worried. Other hobbies: ham radio, home brewed beer, and
keeping the 150 year old house in shape.
Regards for now...
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 1998 9:20 PM
Subject: Re: Project DELTA
On Thu, 30 Apr 1998 07:09:53 -0400 Bob & Cecelia <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Is this the same John Berryhill who once who worked at Project Delta?
>If that's you, please respond with what you've been up to and your
>current vital stats. I'm trying to update the Delta alumni list. I'm
>also hoping to put together a Project Delta alumni web page including
>various pictures and writings as well as a PDP-11 emulator running
>RSTS/E. If you still have any Delta memorabilia, pictures, or backup
>tapes (I can read them!), please let me know! If you know of any
>deltoid e-mail addresses send them along!
>Bob Mader [1,50]
Bob f#@%ing Mader, I've been looking for you for a while.
Did you get a hold of Rich Thompson in Utah?
Dan Greenberg is at email@example.com, I'll forward the message.
I've got some yellowed pages of ASCII art from the DECwriter in Willard
I >might< even have minutes from a DELTA meeting, and some bulletin
board messages, including the memorable:
Has anyone seen my yellow handled screwdriver?
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