From: dawson dot tbtf at gmail dot com (Keith Dawson) Subject: TBTF: Farewell Date: 2003-01-14 You may have noticed that the TBTF site  has been unstable or unreachable, from some parts of the Net, for a few days now. The reason is that I'm moving the site off of its long-time host Imagiware and onto my own server. The namespace should mostly have settled down by now. What motivates this move -- besides saving some money -- is my decision to mothball TBTF and the TBTF Log. TBTF was born of, and grew on, pure inspiration, not on any conscious intention of mine. In point of fact the inspiration died off very soon after the crash of dot-com stocks in March of 2000. Although most analysts date the beginning of the tech meltdown from the fall of that year at the earliest, I knew in my gut that it was over by April. I managed to squeeze out one more full issue in July 2000. The TBTF Log carried on for almost exactly one more year, on momentum and will, simply because its energy barrier was lower than that of the full-blown newsletter. My life has changed in many ways since the last issue of TBTF hit subscribers' inboxes. While I still consider TBTF to be the finest thing I have ever done, it is past time for me to wrap it up and move on. It is my intention to maintain tbtf.com as a historical archive indefinitely. It's likely that some of the associated sites and features -- Jargon Scout , No We Don't Have a Web Site , and Siliconia  -- will also go to archival status, but I haven't made that a firm decision yet. I have created a new mailing list called "tbtf-next" which I invite you to join. It will be an extremely low-traffic, announce-only list on which I will send notes telling interested people where they can find my writing (and perhaps other works) in the future. It's hosted by Mailman, so list members have full control over the details of their subscriptions. Send a message with subject or body of "subscribe" (without the quotes) to email@example.com . Mailman will respond with a message to which you must reply in turn, in order to confirm your subscription. This will be the last message you receive on the TBTF mailing list.  http://tbtf.com/  http://jargon-scout.com/  http://nowedonthaveawebsite.com/  http://tbtf.com/siliconia.html ____________________________________________________________ Keith Dawson dawson dot tbtf at gmail dot com http://dawson.nu/ Layer of ash separates morning and evening milk.