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  1.       On 4/20/13 2:nn PM, "" <@yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
  2.  
  3.       - (4 quoted lines)
  4.       >I'll volunteer my time, if someone can point me in the right direction.
  5.       >
  6.       >I like history, and am a data packrat, so to speak. I don't want to lose
  7.       >the data.
  8.  
  9.       There's a difference between throwing away data and not giving it to
  10.       someone just because he doesn't like how his business decisions turned
  11.       out. I suspect we're not actually losing the data.
  12.  
  13.       The guy is being a tool about his unhappiness with how it's ending, going
  14.       so far as to very subtly solicit anyone with access to the whole database
  15.       to send him a copy on the QT. In discussing how people are scraping pages
  16.       as quickly as they can, he says "While companies like Yahoo work to
  17.       destroy as much human history as possible҆"
  18.  
  19.       I guess I didn't realize that the stockholders are under some obligation
  20.       to pay for the servers and electricity to keep upcoming, geocities, etc.
  21.       online FOREVER.
  22.  
  23.       He could have included provisions about what happened if Y! shut down
  24.       upcoming in his contract, but he apparently didn't. Too bad!
  25.  
  26.       I agree with one thing he says. If he couldn't live with all of the
  27.       possible consequences of selling to Yahoo, he shouldn't have done it.
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  30.       >
  31.       >
  32.       >On Apr 19, 2013, at 7:nn PM, "" <@yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
  33.       >
  34.       >> My final thought on this: the best revenge is living well. We need to
  35.       >>continue to do great work and release great products so the story stops
  36.       >>being about how we are shutting down failures.
  37.       >>
  38.       >> In regards to the dump: I assume legal/privacy. Someone needs to write
  39.       >>a tool probably to dump the public data, and who has the time?
  40.       >>
  41.       >> On Apr 19, 2013, at 16:nn, "" <@yahoo-inc.com>
  42.       >>wrote:
  43.       >>
  44.       >>> Andy has a long rant at his site:
  45.       >>> http://waxy.org/2013/04/the_death_of_upcomingorg/
  46.       >>>
  47.       >>> I somewhat agree with him: why can't we just dump an
  48.       >>> archive and make it available to the public?
  49.       >>> Anyone here with access to servers care to comment?
  50.       >>>
  51.       >>> I just hate to collect any more negativity than we
  52.       >>> already get.
  53.       >>>
  54.       >>>
  55.       >>>
  56.       >>>
  57.       >>> --