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<nettime> Goanet 20 yrs!
Patrice Riemens on Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:05:37 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime> Goanet 20 yrs!


Goanet is as old as nettime - and still going strong (if querulous at
times ;-)

Cheers, p+2D!

> August 25th, 2014
> Dear Goanetters,
> Today Goanet passes a remarkable milestone -- it's 20th anniversary!
> Today, we take the internet for granted. We spend so much time on the
> internet hashtagging memorieson Twitter and Instagram, following our
> friends on Facebook, searching Google for everything buying stuff, trading
> emails, and so on. The internet keeps us connected to the rest of the
> world at all times.
> But 20 years ago, the internet as we know it was just getting started, and
> people didn?t really know what to make of it. In those days the internet
> was not as user friendly. But, a small group of managed to fine each other
> on Internet Relay Chat and started a mailing list. The first mailing list
> was really just people sending emails to my inbox prefaced with a *, and
> I'd forward them on to users who signed up.  After a year or so we had our
> first mailing list program do the work for us.  And, here we are today.
> Goanet has remained a volunteer-driven operation. We've had many
> volunteers over the last 20 years.  A few volunteers need to be singled
> out. No one has done more work than our very own Frederick Noronha ("FN").
> In addition to moderating the mailing list, FN contributes immensely.
> Bosco D'Mello is another one of our moderators with 10-15 years of
> service. Viviana Coelho also contributed 5-10 years of service.
> These are huge contributions to the community. And, I thank each of them
> for the time and effort they have given us. I also wish to thank all the
> other volunteers who have contributed to Goanet.
> Goanet has brought the international Goan community together. It has been
> a platform for launching other very successful groups and projects. While
> Goanet has not lived up to it's full potential it has still had an impact.
> Folks, please volunteer in whatever capacity you can to help sustain our
> group. We have an opportunity to make a difference in Goa and to support
> out international Goan community. You don't have to be tech savvy to
> volunteer. And, please donate to help sustain our growth. Every little bit
> counts.
> I'll end here by congratulating all our members for making this possible.
> Viva Goanet! Viva Goa!
> Herman Carneiro

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