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Happy Birthday to FIT!

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on March 5, 2009 3 Comments

It’s been two years to the day since the first post appeared on FIT (author=2, Dave) entitled “Looking for international television or radio on the web?” As I look over the first post, I think of what Dave was thinking, as he typed up that first sentence:

You might try http://wwitv.com for a list of international television stations with Web broadcasts and http://www.radio-locator.com for Internet radio.”

As he clicked the Publish button, did he know how momentous that first post was? Did he anticipate the struggles, joys, the frustrations, the triumphs we would experience in our efforts to build FIT, our beloved blog, and the community? Did he have some sense of the historical significance of the moment, those words, that first post, as he published the piece? Did he expect the countless man- and woman-hours that would go into its imagining, into its nurturing?

Knowing Dave, he probably did.

Thanks to all the many amazing contributors we have had over the past two years. The whole enterprise of FIT would have been impossible without your voices, your texts, your languages. Our gratitude also to the many people who have commented on the posts here. Special thanks also to Rick Kern, Mark Kaiser, Chris Palmatier: without your encouragement and effort FIT would not have taken off the way it did. My personal gratitude to Youki, whose contributions to FIT, in building this space, our community, are invaluable. Over the last few months you have breathed new life into FIT; I cannot imagine (F)it without you(ki).

And finally, to the one with whom it all began: Thank you for believing in us every step of the way.

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3 Responses to “Happy Birthday to FIT!”

  1. Youki on: 5 March 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Happy birthday FIT!

    Risotto al Teroldego
    Italian cooking show, from Italy! very cool.


  2. Jinny on: 8 March 2009 at 5:42 am

    Happy birthday! I enjoy reading FIT. Thanks for all the wonderful thoughts!

  3. daveski on: 8 March 2009 at 10:41 am

    Hey Jinny! Good to see you back here. How have things been in the English classroom since your last post? 🙂

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