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 bad. 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 thanks. 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, K Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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