Wow Steve -- a definitive executive-level answer to my questions -- awesome! Thanks!
Maybe you could post that critical info somewhere, like in "About", it would generate considerable goodwill.
At a meetup last evening, 100% of people I quizzed who had heard of 96boards thought that the '96' probably meant something significant but didn't know what that was. In various ways, they commented that the obtuseness of this '96' contributed to a sense that 96boards itself was some obtuse thing that it would take effort to penetrate. So, providing an answer, which turns out to have an element of charming aspiration and whimsy, might be a good move!