[Micronet] The MAGNet list has been shut down today, reflecting the passing of an era

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[Micronet] The MAGNet list has been shut down today, reflecting the passing of an era

Aron Roberts
  The MAGNet mailing list, for administrators of Macintosh computers
on the University of California, Berkeley campus, has been shut down
today.

  Nearly all of the list's members are now signed up on the Micronet
mailing list, the campus's general purpose mailing list for computing
support.  If you're one of the 30-or-so MAGNet members (half
campus-affiliated, half guests) that haven't already signed up for
Micronet, we encourage you to to do so.  You can find signup
instructions at:

  http://micronet.berkeley.edu/maillist.html

  This transition marks the passing of an era.  Back in 1994, when the
MAGNet list was created, Macintoshes had a somewhat marginal and
tenuous place in campus computing, and the issues concerning Macintosh
administrators were often quite different than those affecting other
platforms.  Today, Macs have become mainstream, constituting over 20%
of devices on the campus network, and potentially even a larger share
of personally purchased computers within the campus community.  As
well, many Mac administrators also administer other types of computing
devices, and their concerns and interests are often shared in common
with those of other campus IT support providers.

  It's been a great - and memorable - 17 years!  This is to thank each
and every one of you who have contributed to the many interesting and
helpful discussions we've had on MAGNet over the years!

Aron Roberts
Ian Crew
Information Services and Technology
Administrators of both the Micronet (and former MAGNet) mailing lists

P.S. A special note of thanks to Austin Shelton, Ed Moy, and other
managers and staff of the former Workstation Software Support Group
unit and its parent Workstation Support Services department within
IST, who conceived of and nurtured the MAGNet user group and its
mailing list back in the '90s.

 
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Re: [Micronet] The MAGNet list has been shut down today, reflecting the passing of an era

Ian Crew
On Aug 12, 2011, at 3:09 PM, Aron Roberts wrote:

> P.S. A special note of thanks to Austin Shelton, Ed Moy, and other
> managers and staff of the former Workstation Software Support Group
> unit and its parent Workstation Support Services department within
> IST, who conceived of and nurtured the MAGNet user group and its
> mailing list back in the '90s.


Aron missed one name from his list of people to thank--his own.  One of the most critical reasons the MAGNet and Micronet communities have flourished for nearly 20 years now is because of his tireless efforts, both as a founding member of the groups, and, even more so, his behind the scenes maintenance of the mailing lists.  

Since I'm co-administrator (really just a backup for when Aron's--rarely--out of town), I see the work that he puts in.  It's a rare week when there are not several issues requiring his attention.  The fact that the rest of us rarely notice is a testament to how well he does it.

Thank you, Aron!

Ian

P.S. Yes, Aron, I know I'm probably embarrassing you by sending this--I don't care!   :-D


Ian Crew
Platform and Services Manager, Research Hub
Information Services and Technology-Research and Content Technologies
University of California, Berkeley
2195 Hearst Ave, Second Floor
http://hub.berkeley.edu


 
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Re: [Micronet] The MAGNet list has been shut down today, reflecting the passing of an era

Dianne Walker
Agreed!!!

On Aug 12, 2011, at 3:40 PM, Ian Crew <[hidden email]> wrote:

> On Aug 12, 2011, at 3:09 PM, Aron Roberts wrote:
>
>> P.S. A special note of thanks to Austin Shelton, Ed Moy, and other
>> managers and staff of the former Workstation Software Support Group
>> unit and its parent Workstation Support Services department within
>> IST, who conceived of and nurtured the MAGNet user group and its
>> mailing list back in the '90s.
>
>
> Aron missed one name from his list of people to thank--his own.  One of the most critical reasons the MAGNet and Micronet communities have flourished for nearly 20 years now is because of his tireless efforts, both as a founding member of the groups, and, even more so, his behind the scenes maintenance of the mailing lists.  
>
> Since I'm co-administrator (really just a backup for when Aron's--rarely--out of town), I see the work that he puts in.  It's a rare week when there are not several issues requiring his attention.  The fact that the rest of us rarely notice is a testament to how well he does it.
>
> Thank you, Aron!
>
> Ian
>
> P.S. Yes, Aron, I know I'm probably embarrassing you by sending this--I don't care!   :-D
>
>
> Ian Crew
> Platform and Services Manager, Research Hub
> Information Services and Technology-Research and Content Technologies
> University of California, Berkeley
> 2195 Hearst Ave, Second Floor
> http://hub.berkeley.edu
>
>
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Re: [Micronet] The MAGNet list has been shut down today, reflecting the passing of an era

Beth Muramoto
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Well-deserved acknowledgement, Ian.

Thanks, Aron!

Beth


On Aug 12, 2011, at 3:40 PM, Ian Crew wrote:

On Aug 12, 2011, at 3:09 PM, Aron Roberts wrote:

P.S. A special note of thanks to Austin Shelton, Ed Moy, and other
managers and staff of the former Workstation Software Support Group
unit and its parent Workstation Support Services department within
IST, who conceived of and nurtured the MAGNet user group and its
mailing list back in the '90s.


Aron missed one name from his list of people to thank--his own.  One of the most critical reasons the MAGNet and Micronet communities have flourished for nearly 20 years now is because of his tireless efforts, both as a founding member of the groups, and, even more so, his behind the scenes maintenance of the mailing lists.  

Since I'm co-administrator (really just a backup for when Aron's--rarely--out of town), I see the work that he puts in.  It's a rare week when there are not several issues requiring his attention.  The fact that the rest of us rarely notice is a testament to how well he does it.

Thank you, Aron!

Ian

P.S. Yes, Aron, I know I'm probably embarrassing you by sending this--I don't care!   :-D


Ian Crew
Platform and Services Manager, Research Hub
Information Services and Technology-Research and Content Technologies
University of California, Berkeley
2195 Hearst Ave, Second Floor
http://hub.berkeley.edu



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Re: [Micronet] The MAGNet list has been shut down today, reflecting the passing of an era

Aron Roberts
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  Vic Wong - privately and modestly - reminded us that he'd made two
significant contributions to MAGNet at its founding.  (He also made
many additional contributions to the group and its discussions over
the years.)

  Vic:
  * Came up with the name MAGNet.  (I believe that may have been an
acronym for the "Macintosh Administrators Group NETwork," if hazy
memory serves.)
  * Gave MAGNet its first logo: two magnets forming the letters "UC".

  Thanks again, Vic!!!  (Since we're embarrassing various people today
over their contributions to MAGNet over the years, I'd like to
publicly thank him for these!)

Aron

On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 3:51 PM, Vic Wong <[hidden email]> wrote:

> Hi Guys
>
> Just wanted to provide some closure (at least for me). My recollection is
> that I suggested the name MAGNet and came up with the logo that was never
> used (two magnets forming the letters "UC"), so I'm maybe feeling more of a
> twinge than others.
>
> Also, wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and Ian for all the great
> Mac-specific support you've given over those years.
>
> Vic
>
>
>>  The MAGNet mailing list, for administrators of Macintosh computers
>> on the University of California, Berkeley campus, has been shut down
>> today.
>>
>>  Nearly all of the list's members are now signed up on the Micronet
>> mailing list, the campus's general purpose mailing list for computing
>> support.  If you're one of the 30-or-so MAGNet members (half
>> campus-affiliated, half guests) that haven't already signed up for
>> Micronet, we encourage you to to do so.  You can find signup
>> instructions at:
>>
>>  http://micronet.berkeley.edu/maillist.html
>>
>>  This transition marks the passing of an era.  Back in 1994, when the
>> MAGNet list was created, Macintoshes had a somewhat marginal and
>> tenuous place in campus computing, and the issues concerning Macintosh
>> administrators were often quite different than those affecting other
>> platforms.  Today, Macs have become mainstream, constituting over 20%
>> of devices on the campus network, and potentially even a larger share
>> of personally purchased computers within the campus community.  As
>> well, many Mac administrators also administer other types of computing
>> devices, and their concerns and interests are often shared in common
>> with those of other campus IT support providers.
>>
>>  It's been a great - and memorable - 17 years!  This is to thank each
>> and every one of you who have contributed to the many interesting and
>> helpful discussions we've had on MAGNet over the years!
>>
>> Aron Roberts
>> Ian Crew
>> Information Services and Technology
>> Administrators of both the Micronet (and former MAGNet) mailing lists
>>
>> P.S. A special note of thanks to Austin Shelton, Ed Moy, and other
>> managers and staff of the former Workstation Software Support Group
>> unit and its parent Workstation Support Services department within
>> IST, who conceived of and nurtured the MAGNet user group and its
>> mailing list back in the '90s.
>>
>>
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>> To learn more about Micronet, including how to subscribe to or unsubscribe
>> from its mailing list and how to find out about upcoming meetings, please
>> visit the Micronet Web site:
>>
>> http://micronet.berkeley.edu
>>
>> Messages you send to this mailing list are public and world-viewable, and
>> the list's archives can be browsed and searched on the Internet.  This means
>> these messages can be viewed by (among others) your bosses, prospective
>> employers, and people who have known you in the past.
>
>
> --
> ====================================
> Victor Wong   (510) 642-5031
> ETSC, UC Graduate School of Education
> 1638 Tolman Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-1670
> ====================================
>

 
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Re: [Micronet] The MAGNet list has been shut down today, reflecting the passing of an era

Kathleen Valerio
In reply to this post by Ian Crew
YEAH!!! - let's acknowledge, appreciate, and embarrass Aaron.
***group  e-hug **** like *** poke **** and otherwise "toast" - as in the
opposite of flaming.

Kathleen Valerio
CalPact Coordinator
643-0452

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the passing of an era

On Aug 12, 2011, at 3:09 PM, Aron Roberts wrote:

> P.S. A special note of thanks to Austin Shelton, Ed Moy, and other
> managers and staff of the former Workstation Software Support Group
> unit and its parent Workstation Support Services department within
> IST, who conceived of and nurtured the MAGNet user group and its
> mailing list back in the '90s.


Aron missed one name from his list of people to thank--his own.  One of the
most critical reasons the MAGNet and Micronet communities have flourished
for nearly 20 years now is because of his tireless efforts, both as a
founding member of the groups, and, even more so, his behind the scenes
maintenance of the mailing lists.  

Since I'm co-administrator (really just a backup for when
Aron's--rarely--out of town), I see the work that he puts in.  It's a rare
week when there are not several issues requiring his attention.  The fact
that the rest of us rarely notice is a testament to how well he does it.

Thank you, Aron!

Ian

P.S. Yes, Aron, I know I'm probably embarrassing you by sending this--I
don't care!   :-D


Ian Crew
Platform and Services Manager, Research Hub Information Services and
Technology-Research and Content Technologies University of California,
Berkeley
2195 Hearst Ave, Second Floor
http://hub.berkeley.edu


 
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