by Richard Karsmakers
Yes, I know that there is hardly anyone on this orb we call
earth that wants an epilogue, prologue, or monologue for that
matter. Yet it is my firmest of beliefs that an event the likes
of the ST NEWS International Christmas Coding Convention deserves
one, even if no living soul bothers reading it.
Reflecting back on the Convention (which is aided significantly
by the video shots and photos we made), I has to be concluded
that the days on which it happened have been some of the most
intense of my life. And not only have these days been intense -
no, they have also been gratifying, thankful and fullfilling. The
sheer thought that an ST NEWS Convention brought joy to the lives
of so many people (including its organisers) makes one sense a
peculiar kind of warmth inside that but rare individuals get to
experience ever in their lives.
The Convention has been the best computer-related event in my
entire life, and I think nothing will happen within the near
future that will allow this incredible experience to be banned to
one of the more stashed-away corners of my memory.
If you, dear reader, have attended the Convention, I would
sincerely like to thank you for all your consideration, your
behaviour, and your general being nice to everybody.
If you haven't, I would like to advise you to read the real-time
articles thorougly (if you haven't done so already), and to get
your hands on the official Convention Vid' (see elsewhere in this
issue of ST NEWS for ordering details). These will allow you to
profoundly grasp the atmosphere of the Convention - which was
For me, the Convention was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Something totally unlike any other similar events. It was unique.
It was beautiful. It was intense.
It was the ST NEWS International Christmas Coding Convention.
Thank you for bothering to read this epilogue.
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