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Discussion: 5-digit SI cards

in: blairtrewin; blairtrewin > 2024-03-03

Mar 3, 2024 11:05 AM # 
jennycas:
I don't even remember when those were available...

If you look again at the M/W10 entry lists you will probably be able to work out to whom Susanne and I have donated our old sequentially-numbered SI-5 cards!
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Mar 3, 2024 11:12 AM # 
tRicky:
Geez I look at the entry list and a minute later there are five more people entered. Nothing like leaving it until the last minute!
Mar 3, 2024 11:16 AM # 
jayne:
We have still been debating whether to come, and the final answer seems to be no (unless James suddenly changes his mind)
Mar 3, 2024 11:18 AM # 
jennycas:
Ah ok, I thought we'd just added you guys to the camping list...
Mar 3, 2024 11:26 AM # 
jayne:
We wanted to find out if there was a possibility of camping before entering, but I’ll email Leila back in the morning.

Just too far with the kids and then split starts makes everything more difficult when we get there. Feeling sad not to be there though. Sorry
Mar 3, 2024 10:54 PM # 
blairtrewin:
My first SI card (in 2000) was a 5-digit one but the batch we got when OV were first setting up in early 2001 were 6-digit, so presumably the 5-digit ones stopped about then.
Mar 4, 2024 11:15 AM # 
bubo:
SI in Sweden got off with a bang in 1999 when we introduced it at Oringen. It had been used sparingly and tested before that but with 15.000 participants being required to have one at Oringen it became increasingly popular. Of course they were 5-digit ones then. Every now and then they still appear in start and result lists - mostly in older categories - but SIAir is slowly creeping into the market.
Mar 5, 2024 9:15 AM # 
blairtrewin:
On the subject of recycling old equipment, I once went to a conference where there was a prize for the person with the oldest recycled conference satchel (in the days when those were still a thing). This was won by one of my Bureau colleagues who fronted with his grandfather's satchel from the 1939 meeting of the Australia and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science at Mount Stromlo (a conference which was otherwise notable for being interrupted in order to save the conference venue from an approaching bushfire, with more success than 64 years later).

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