From: at-banff (98/8/14)

People at Banff,

Gem-boy gets slagged off a lot on this mailing list

it is important to recognize that he is not the bane of our existence
nor is he a problem in himself
the two words "gem-boy" are a metaphor

the metaphor represents the much bigger picture of favoritism, hypocrisy
and elitism that is so intrinsic to the banff centre and the organized art
world at large

- from The Senior Administrator.