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Harold Acosta
01-13-2005, 07:12 PM
Was reading Mike Shamos' column in the January BD Magazine (Page 78). The article is named "The Secret Collector" and it is about a chance encounter with a Billiards Colector by Mike while he was in New York.

Although I would not consider myself a "Collector", I have been gathering small billiards related items such as matchbooks, business cards, chalk, tiny billiard tables, cueballs, figurines, patches, and the sorts. Small items that I can easily tuck away at home.

Anyway, I would like to contact Mike Shamos, and learn a little more about collecting items, what to look for, where to look for it (besides e-bay), etc.

According to my search via the internet; there is no physical location of "The Billiard Archive" however, Mike has stated that he has amassed about 25,000 items. Quite impressive, I might say.

If anyone knows how I can get a hold of him via e-mail or the internet; please let me know by sending me a private message.

As usual, I have to thank all of you whom have always responded to my inquiries via this board. This is the only forum I keep coming back to.

Hope you all had a wonderful Holiday Season.

Your friend from Puerto Rico.....

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Bob_Jewett
01-13-2005, 08:15 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Harold Acosta:</font><hr> ... Anyway, I would like to contact Mike Shamos, and learn a little more about collecting items, what to look for, where to look for it (besides e-bay), etc.

According to my search via the internet ... <hr /></blockquote>
He is the only Michael Shamos teaching at CMU. Google is your friend. I think the first hit is the one you want.

Wally_in_Cincy
01-14-2005, 07:02 AM
http://euro.ecom.cmu.edu/people/faculty/mshamos/index.shtml

Rich R.
01-14-2005, 07:46 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> http://euro.ecom.cmu.edu/people/faculty/mshamos/index.shtml

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Hmmmm, this site does not say one word about him writing for a pool magazine. It doesn't even mention pool as one of his research interests.
I hope he is not ashamed of his association with pool. /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SPetty
01-14-2005, 12:01 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Rich R.:</font><hr> <blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> http://euro.ecom.cmu.edu/people/faculty/mshamos/index.shtml <hr /></blockquote>Hmmmm, this site does not say one word about him writing for a pool magazine. It doesn't even mention pool as one of his research interests.
I hope he is not ashamed of his association with pool. /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif <hr /></blockquote>Sure it does... Just take one more click into the world of "View resume (http://euro.ecom.cmu.edu/people/faculty/mshamos/resshort.htm)" /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

nAz
01-14-2005, 03:16 PM
HOLY CRAP! that is one impressive resume, where does he get the time to play pool? /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Harold Acosta
01-14-2005, 03:29 PM
Viewed Mike's resume and it is quite impressive; so I decided to save it in my "Favorites" addresses. Guess what? This is the "short" version of his resume. Try saving it, you will see....

SPetty
01-14-2005, 04:36 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Harold Acosta:</font><hr> Guess what? This is the "short" version of his resume. Try saving it, you will see.... <hr /></blockquote>That's funny! It saves it with the name "Resume (Short)" hahahaha! He's quite a jokester!

Rich R.
01-15-2005, 05:20 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote SPetty:</font><hr>Sure it does... Just take one more click into the world of "View resume (http://euro.ecom.cmu.edu/people/faculty/mshamos/resshort.htm)" /ccboard/images/graemlins/smile.gif <hr /></blockquote>
Thanks SPetty, I missed that when I scanned through his resume.

Now I'm wondering why he cluttered up his resume with all that other crap. /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif