Happy New Year,
From: mel jacobson
Sent: Tuesday, January 4, 2022 4:32 PM
To: clay art
Subject: [Clayart] CLAYART HISTORY
I bought an IBM aptiva computer on my 61st birthday.
I am now 87. That is 26 years ago.
we were all using dial-up modems "win 95" and this IBM had one
built in. It was rotten, slow and broke down. There was a National
suit and IBM lost. I got $8.56 returned to me.
Many people were using AOL. To upload anything was like ten minutes.
I found a young man that was starting his own network/email etc. I begged
him to let me join. "email@example.com"/ That became melpots.
That company became visi.com, then skyrocket into the bank security
I still remember his name..."Gary Whitehead". They dropped out of websites
and email. Go Daddy helped me migrate my webpages to them, and I pay for
Nils Lou told me that a couple of college prof guys were doing an online
Q@A with Listserve. We joined. Good fellows, but it was overwhelming them.
They moved Clayart to American Ceramics Society***...Ruth Butler/cm
She asked me to moderate. "ok, I will give it a try." Still doing it.
At least two hours, every day, 365. I still love clayart, it is a vital
And please remember, I have read every email sent to Clayart for the last
20 years. Every one.
*** AMACO wanted to make clayart a "pay as you go". I said no way on earth.
They threw it out. I saved it. had a total copy of the mailing list, turned
it into an LLC and Arnold helped Paragon to give us background support. He
found the isp in Australia. A commercial listserve will cost for about
5000 names $8,000 a year. (or more.) The Aussies are giving us a real
COMMERCIAL ON THE WAY. **************************************$
If any of you has a few spare bucks after the holiday...drop a paypal
gift to clayart. Go to the clayart page, click on the APP, and use
any credit card to help us out. just click on the url below.