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How the ListPics was born - by Barry
Having joined the internet Manchester United Mailing list run by Cp Cheah I then
started to build a new website to be named "The Theatre Of Dreams" sometime
around 1996. At the start things were slow but after gaining experience things moved fast
and the website developed!
As you may well know yourself, the daily dose of Man Utd mails becomes a kind of drug. One
becomes hooked and soon there are many "Electronic" friends out there from ALL
over the globe. Bill Stevens in Winnipeg was one of the first personal contacts making me
feel welcome. Bill and i have never met but have promised each other that it will happen
one "sunny RED day".
CP Cheah started the list and it has developed into a 2000+ mail-list of REDS from deep
Australia, Singapore and the United Kingdom to the West Coast of USA. I was caught in this
net and decided that it would be "cool" to be able to see some of the faces
involved in the daily posts. The power of the internet, I invited folks to send their pics
by email attchments or snail mail and the Listpics was born!
This idea developed rather quickly and soon the pages were full of pics. Today the
listpics have been re-designed by Bill McArthur at Simplenet for easier navigation. There
are well over 130+ faces and REDS are sorted into Europe + Canada&Usa + World sections
to help download time.
Pete Hargreaves in Manchester has been a great help in developing the listpics website as
he has taken "many" a pic with his own camera, developed and scanned them
sending them to Denmark for publication. Many REDS have added a short introductory text to
thier pics and the result
of the above story can now be seen on your PC screen at: http://www.red11.org/mufc/listpics
Enjoy the show!
Barry Leeming, Born in Lancashire
Living in Aalborg, Denmark