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Re: The List Fades To Black

From: Jon Kandinsky <kandinskys.nul>
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2013 22:19:24 +0000 (GMT)
Archived: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 06:09:39 -0500
Subject: Re: The List Fades To Black

Dear Mr Bruce-Knapp and List,

Although I've held an interest in UFO phenomena for many years,
I only became 'seriously interested' in 2007. It wasn't long
thereafter when I discovered the excellent SDI archives and
ploughed through them all. Naturally, they led on to reading the
UFO UpDates List in, pretty much, its entirety. It's an
outstanding resource that represents, in my opinion, the
equivalent of a degree course in ufological matters; good and

As such, speaking as one of the crowd, I'm not saddened by this
uncertain future. On the contrary, it's been good to enjoy all
the shows and contributions of the Listers over the years. EBK's
influence on the historical record of ufology is immeasurable
and a lot of people will be smiling at the idea of past shows
becoming available; the battles, spats and discussions have
earned their place in posterity.

I've only been a subscriber for a handful of years and never
felt like I had anything to contribute - particularly so as the
regulars tended to cover all the bases anyway. Nevertheless,
it'd be regrettable to miss this opportunity to simply say

It's worth noting that someone or other has been affirming the
'death of ufology' for decades and they've consistently been
premature, agenda-driven or plain wrong. However, in the past
couple of years, it does appear that ufology is at its lowest
ebb. Whether that's an accurate assessment, or not, hardly
matters as long as the history and resources remain available
and accessible for those who have yet to discover an interest in
the field. A new chapter in the UFO Updates List seems to me a
symptom of this low ebb.

As it's Christmas, it's too tempting to ignore a reference to
'It's a Wonderful Life'. Would ufology have enjoyed a similar
platform and chance to network with diverse people without EBK's
efforts? Who knows?

Let's raise a glass to new beginnings...

Best regards,


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