I just wanted to bring something to your attention that you may not currently be aware of. The Scanning Project process is insanely time consuming. Both Dan (book1 and book 2 and Howard (book 1 and book 2) have contributed two books to the Scanning Project. Please show your support for these volunteers by leaving thank you’s in the comments section or start a new thread in the Tal Yahoo Group. Without their aid none of this would be possible and they are the only two volunteers who have produced anything for the Scanning Project. While your handing out kudos be sure to show your love for Carlson, our sole contributor to the Image Cleanup portion of the Scanning Project. Without his aid no scanned book will ever move beyond PDF processing Stage 2, so consider leaving a comment regarding his first job.
I would thank all three of you, from the bottom of my heart, for helping making SMS’s gift to this community take a tangible form. I know what it is to sacrifice a great deal for something you love with no expectations of personal gain, beyond knowing you’ve done a damn fine job and made a lot of people happy. Carlson has especially helped lighten my personal workload as of late, something that I am very thankful for. I was all set and ready to retire as webmaster but realized I couldn’t leave the project before I knew there was a strong network of volunteers to keep the pace and exhibit the heart to see SMS’s vision come true; that Talislanta.com become the central hub for all things Talislanta. Thank You Dan, Howard, and Carlson. You three are the community of volunteers who are making the Scanning Project even possible. HUZZAH!! =)
Update: I’ve gone ahead and created a thread on the Tal Yahoo Group for folks to post their comments and thanks within. You can also leave your comments and thanks on the proper news articles in question. Here they are again for easy reference;
Carlson: Talislantan Guidebook
Tal Yahoo Group Thread: [Scanning News] Show Your Support!