DonRocks Posted July 4, 2012 Share Posted July 4, 2012 I just received a PM alerting me that Stephen Shaw, aka, "Fat Guy," is moving on from eGullet. People may find it odd that I'd have a touch of sadness in learning of this (I've never met either Stephen or Jason Perlow, eGullet's other co-founder, and most people think I left eGullet in something of a huff (which, I suppose, is true, but it was more "out of necessity" than "in a huff.")) Regardless, donrockwell.com would not exist had it not been for eGullet, and indirectly, had it not been for Stephen and Jason. To the best of my memory, it all started right here, with this post, written on July 27, 2003. Less than a year later, I had become DC & DelMarVa Forum Host, and a year (and 1,116 posts) after that, donrockwell.com was born. It's been awhile since I browsed through my old eGullet posts, but it's comforting to know that they're still there. It would be easy enough to find them - just sign onto eGullet, click on my profile, and then click on "View Content." The other internet forum I was active in, probably also logging many hundreds of posts, was eRobertParker.com, previously the "Mark Squires" board, which has since become password-protected and closed to the general public. That irritates me, quite frankly, because had I known that one day all the writing I did would be essentially wiped out, I would have never written anything to begin with. I haven't seen my posts in years, but to this day I confidently stand behind my position in the "debate" I had with Pierre Rovani over the 1993 vs. 1994 white Burgundies. Just know that the posts on donrockwell.com will remain in perpetuity, as a permanent document chronicling the history of DC area restaurants. Your words here will never be lost, and at the risk of repeating myself, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank every one of our members for being the backbone of the website. This post has drifted a bit, so let me end by saying that I wish the best for Stephen Shaw, our own Jason Perlow, and also Steve Klc, without whom I would have never become an eGullet Forum Host - it was Steve alone who coaxed out and nurtured the writer hidden inside of me. I haven't forgotten what he did for me and I never will. Cheers, Rocks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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