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Re: Millennium, or discussion with the Grouch

From: Sandy Ives <rives@home.com>

I have been reading all the millennium chat this month with a certain
amount of resignation.

Given that serious iris work is almost completely associated with the
20th century, consideration of the Millenium Iris seems a little much.

I suggest an alternative.  Instead of a millennium iris; a millennium
list!  That is real 1999.  Here are some suggestions:

1. A millennium list of the lists which could be associated with iris,
('As in the following.' replies the Grouch):

2. A list of the individuals who have had the greatest impact on the
Iris in the millenium ('Linnaeus' replies the Grouch).

3. A list of the most significant breakthroughs in iris hybridizing in
the millenium ('The century, the century' replies the Grouch).

4. A list of the most significant authors ('Redouté' replies the

5. A list of the most important species ('They have been hybridized out
of existance' replies the Grouch).

6. ok, ok, a list of the outstanding cultivars ("I'm outahere" replies
the Grouch).


Sandy Ives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (zone 4 something) who has been
working on a millennium software project much too long now.  A real SAP

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