Happy Birthday LISNews!


I almost forgot! 'Twas 6 years ago today LISNews first appeared on the web. If you've been around for awhile you already know the rest of the story, if not, I'll spare you the details.

I can't possibly thank everyone who has helped LISNews over the past 6 years. Steve Glabraith, Steven M Cohen & Nabeal Ahmed, were all instrumental in helping me when I needed it most, during the early years, as was Ieleene, and a few other authors who helped out for awhile and moved on. Behind the scenes Joe Frazee helped me get the server up and running. Over the years a few dedicated souls have tireless submitted stories. Bob Cox, Reg Aubry, Lee Hadden, Charles Davis, and even the mysterious Search-Engines-Web. All the LISNews authors deserve a big thank you and a pat on the back for all their hard work. LISNews is a collaboritve site,

I had hoped we'd be running on a new server and a new version of Slashcode, but as the new saying goes, Life Trumps Blogging, or in this case, life trumps programming and systems administration.

LISNews is a collaborative site, and I'd like to thank everyone who has ever chipped in to pay for the server, submitted a story, wrote in their journal, left a comment, or just dropped by for a visit. Because it's a community effort, my life never trumps LISNews.

Happy Birthday LISNews. Here's to hoping we have a few more good years ahead of us!


My best wishes go out to Betty Jean Gooch in her lawsuit. Regretfully, libraries often fail to stand up for their employees, and judges often don't consider theft from a library to be a "real crime." These thugs need to be punished, and a civil suit by the librarian is often the only way to get their attention. Too bad the Transylvania U. didn't file a civil suit on their own, or in support of their employee, Betty Jean Gooch.
          I hope LISNews will keep us informed over the result of the sentencing, and the result of the lawsuit.

6 years is forever in Internet time!

I'd like to say thanks to everyone who's kept this site running. :-) I've lurked more than I've contributed, but I've learned lots in the process and hope to learn lots more in the future!

Apparently, I accidentally created a longevity measure for ejournals (that's been used at least once elsewhere, citing me): If it lasts at least six years, it's established itself--even if it then goes away.

What goes for ejournals (refereed ejournals in the original case) goes double for blogs and sites like LISNews. Congratulations.

One note about "Life trumps blogging": I might or might not have been the first to use that in the biblioblogosphere (probably not), but it, and its variant "Real life trumps blogging," was apparently in use by a cluster of Christian/Bible bloggers in 2002-2003. Which I only found out by Yahooing the phrase.

What? If you can Google, you can surely Yahoo! Do you?

Anyway, congrats...

Or the paypal queue...I'm pleased to be here with ya!

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