Made first phone call

From: Patrick Finnegan <>
Date: Sun Sep 26 10:22:05 2004

On Sunday 26 September 2004 01:25, jos de waal wrote:
> On 26/09/2004 Stephane Tsacas wrote:
> >Jos, I think you missed the following email.
> >Stephane
> I think you're missing the point. I was merely pointing out that
> contacting a family in mourning about such unimportant matters is,
> in my opinion, pretty tasteless and could cause unwanted effects.

Personally, I'd have to disagree, I think that Sellam was doing
something that needed to be done. Saving Don's collection of disk
images is IMHO fairly important. I don't want to make it seem like I
don't care about his family's feelings, but Don had some things that
are probably irreplacable. It's importanat that his family knows this,
and gets offers for help to sort through his things.

A friend of mine has recently passed away from colon cancer, and I've
been helping his parents (he had no children) sort through his computer
stuff. Fortunately, his parents had some idea that things had some
value, and are trying to give away or donate as much of his stuff as
they can, and only throwing things that none of us can attach any worth

I hope someone decides to step forward and offer the same "boot disk"
service to replace what he did.

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