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Celebrating 800

Author: Mark Dixon
Saturday, March 21, 2009
10:19 pm

No that isn’t my age … although sometimes my kids think so.  It is the number of entries I have posted to this blog since its humble beginning on May 13, 2005.  Now, almost four years later, this post is number 800.

In celebration, I poked around the Internet to see other things for which the number 800 is significant.  Here are my favorites.

The Atari 800 computer was announced in 1978, the year I graduated from college.
Shrewsbury, England, was founded in 800 AD.  That’s even older than I am. There were no computers back then. Al Gore hadn’t yet invented the Internet … or global warming.
According to the Urban Dictionary, an 800-pound gorilla is " An overbearing entity in a specific industry or sphere of activity. A seemingly unbeatable presence always to be reckoned with; whose experience, influence, and skill threatens to defeat competitors with little effort. In the software industry, Microsoft would be considered the 800-pound gorilla."  Yikes!

So that’s it for my 800th post, to close out another fine day in Mesa, AZ. Not too profound, but a bit of fun for me.

I can only hope the next 800 posts be as enjoyable as the first 800.  Thanks for stopping by!

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