Re: Greetings from an old Oracle-l'er!

From: Robert Freeman <>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2008 14:56:12 -0800 (PST)
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Compuserve? Heck, I remember the source!!


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  • Original Message ---- From: Ian MacGregor <> To:; Cc: ORACLE-L <> Sent: Friday, November 7, 2008 10:08:29 AM Subject: Re: Greetings from an old Oracle-l'er!

John, you're such a neophyte. We crumudgeons remember the days the list was hosted at SUNY Stonybrook and the how persnickety that siie. Of course we also remember Compuserve, Oracle documentation which used a proprietary markup language, trying to explain the web to people, and trying to convince Oracle they should pay some attention to it.

Welcome back Bambi.

Ian MacGregor
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

On 11/7/08 8:34 AM, "John Kanagaraj" <> wrote:

> Welcome back Bambi.
> It has been about 10 years actually - Jared and I talked about this
> over the ACE dinner at the recent Oracle Open World. Jared created
> Oracle-l in 1998 'cos the other listserv sucked, and we traced the
> progress over the many hosting services..... There were a bunch of us
> who migrated over from the Quest PL/SQL and DBA pipelines to Oracle-l
> and we were all excited because the CBO was coming on stream in Oracle
> 7.x :)
> John
> On Fri, Nov 7, 2008 at 7:58 AM, Bellows, Bambi (Comsys)
> <> wrote:

>> Hi Folks!
>> I'm on a gig where I get to be a DBA most of the time again (as opposed to
>> an Apps DBA, which, as you know, is completely different)Š so I thought I
>> would come back to the old stomping grounds and partake in the technical
>> conversations that have been oracle-l's mainstay for the past 15 years or
>> so. Gosh, has it really been that long? Anyway, for all you old-timers,
>> hello, and for all you new folks, um, please ignore this intrusion into your
>> emailboxŠ
>> Take care and talk to you soon!
>> Bambi.

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