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The Murky Origins of No S

 
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reinhard
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:18 pm    Post subject: The Murky Origins of No S Reply with quote

In order to make my trademark lawyer happy, I've been digging through old emails and it looks like I've been off by a few months in dating when I first came up with and started no-s. I've been saying "March 2002" but it looks like that's when I first put the web site up, not when I started the diet myself, which seems to have happened in late 2001 (the domain name registration for nosdiet.com is from october 4 2001). Unfortunately I only started practicing audiodidact after no-s, so my records prior to this are a little sparse. I'm not sure if my being off by a few months is significant, but it is (slightly) inaccurate, and so in the interests of full disclosure I'm reporting it here.

Here is the first reference of any kind I can find to no s (sounds like it must have been very close to when I first came up with it):

> Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 07:46:29 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Reinhard Engels <beautiful_idiot@yahoo.com>
> Subject: nosdiet.com
> To: [anonymous@friends.com]
>
>
> Having lost a whopping 2 pounds, I need to let the
> world know about this simple and (at least
> moderately)
> effective new diet.
>
> How would you [plural] recommend I go about
> registering a domain? I've only done it once and
> that
> was a long time ago... I remember you [Austin] using
> bulkregister.com. How many would I have to register
> to
> make this worthwhile? This is not the first
> harebrained idea I've ever come up with, nor is it
> likely to be the last...
>
> __________________________________________________
> Do You Yahoo!?
> NEW from Yahoo! GeoCities - quick and easy web site
> hosting, just $8.95/month.
> http://geocities.yahoo.com/ps/info1
>

I must have sat on the domain for months without doing anything with it (beyond practicing the diet and losing weight). My first web server logs (pitifully small) are from March 2002 and there's also an internet archive snapshot of the home page (so spartan!):

http://web.archive.org/web/20020106223132/http://www.nosdiet.com/index.html

I'll be posting more fun historical tidbits to this thread as I uncover them. I wish I could find some documentation of the Eureka moment when my wife suggested the "Except on days that start with S..." to me.

Reinhard
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maslowjenkins



Joined: 04 Oct 2006
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Location: Tulsa, Ok

PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is so fun!

I feel special that the little diet I follow is going big-time!
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Blondie



Joined: 08 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awww, look at that cute little NoS webpage...
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FarmerHal



Joined: 15 Dec 2006
Posts: 999

PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aww a widdle baby NoS page!

I just spewed out a bunch of info and my experience with (life changing!!) noSdiet on another local bulletin board.

I want a car sticker. Do you have a car sticker?

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