Digital Archaeology: Codex (Floppy Disk) #9 (part 1)


A summary for those that haven’t been keeping up with this series:

I found a number of 5.25″ disks at a thrift store several years ago. I finally got around to acquiring a 5.25″ disk drive and extracting the contents a while back. Since then I have been posting the contents here.

Based on the contents, at least some of these disks were apparently once owned by someone named Connie A. Buys who used to run the “Close Encounters” Special Interest Group (SIG) on Delphi in the mid 1980s.

A specific definition of this SIG was found in a document on one of the disks: “This SIG, known as ‘Close Encounters’, is a forum for the discussion of relationships that develop via computer services like the Source, CompuServe, and Delphi. Our primary emphasis is on the sexual aspects of those relationships.”

This service was text based and was accessed via whatever terminal program you used to dial in to Delphi’s servers from your computer. Many of these disks have forum messages, e-mails and chat session logs. All of this is pre-internet stuff and I don’t know if there are any archives in existence today of what was on Delphi in the 1980s. In any case, much of this stuff would have been private at the time and probably wouldn’t exist in such archives even if they existed.


This post starts a brand new disk (finally). I don’t know if there is enough on this disk to match the 20 posts of the last one but there is still plenty here.

This post includes the contents of ANGER.DOC which includes a few e-mails (Delphi style) between Rod and Connie. I assume the name of the document is a reference to the suggested polls in the first message.

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ANGER.DOC
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From:   BOS1A::RODM        
To:     CABUYS,RODM        
Subj:   ref letter

My Beloved Darling Connie

In my letter to sig members I refer to future polls and for you info I am 
refering to the following:

Future Polls:

When, in YOUR opinion, does a "disagreement" become an "argument"?
 
What causes YOU to "argue" the quickest?
 
What do YOU do to prevent a "disagreement" becoming an "argument"?
 
Once an "argument" starts what do YOU do to stop or end it?
 
What "sooths" you the best following an argument?
 
What do YOU do to sooth the other person following an argument?
 
How often do YOU and your Love "argue"?
 
What causes YOUR love of someone to, more than normal, 'grow' or 'glow'?
 
What do YOU do to cause another's love of you to 'grow' or 'glow'?
 
How often do YOU tell your Love "I LOVE YOU"?
 
How often does your Love tell you "I LOVE YOU"?
 
What do YOU use most often to SHOW your love?
 
In YOUR opinion, how well do 'words' convey love?
 
In YOUR opinion, how well do 'gifts' convey love?
 
In YOUR opinion, how well do 'actions' convey love?
 
In YOUR opinion, how well does 'sex' convey love?
 
What, more than anything else, makes YOU feel VERY deeply loved?
 
AND MORE !!!! (stay tuned to this channel for future additions and details)
 
I  LOVE  YOU  Connie  Buys,  more than words can tell,  more  than  gifts  can 
represent, more than actions can show, and more than sex can convey.
 
Since each or even all of these are not enough how do I send this to you?
 
I can only do one thing and that is to GIVE you my love  and, someday soon, as 
you  'unwrap'  this  gift and look inside this love you will find ALL  of  me, 
yours to have for the rest of our lives.è 
.... You're watching "The Telling of a Love" brought to you by Love and Life.
 
.... Remember!.... Only Love can give you such warmth and Life such adventure!
 
Tune in next time for more of.... "The Telling of a Love".....................
 
###### WOW !!! #####

I THINK MY 'OLD RADIO DAYS' ARE SNEAKING IN HERE !!!! 

    #94          9-NOV-1985 02:55:08                                 WASTEBASKET
From:   BOS1A::RODM        
To:     CABUYS,RODM        
Subj:   specialxD copy

My DELICOUS Darling,

Thi≤á i≤á wha⌠ ╔ aφ postinτ iμ yo⌡ havσ AN┘ objection≤ DELET┼á i⌠ ì
anΣ advisσ me.
I  hope  you don't mind my sharing a recent message that I suddenly saw to  be 
very  'entertaining' so I am posting a portion of this message here  for  your 
humor or entertainment and hope you enjoy!
 
 
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
                  ( EDITED FOR BROADCAST )
 
< MESSAGE >....
 
" AND MORE !!!! (stay tuned to this channel for future additions and details)
 
I  LOVE  YOU  ************,  more than words can tell,  more  than  gifts  can 
represent, more than actions can show, and more than sex can convey.
 
Since each or even all of these are not enough how do I send this to you?
 
I  can only do one thing and that is to GIVE you my love and as  you  'unwrap' 
this gift and look inside this love you will find ALL of me, yours to have for 
the rest of our lives.
 
.... You're watching "The Telling of a Love" brought to you by Love and Life.
 
.... Remember!.... Only Love can give you such warmth and Life such adventure!
 
Tune in next time for more of.... "The Telling of a Love".....................
 è###### WOW !!! #####
I THINK MY 'OLD RADIO DAYS' ARE SNEAKING IN HERE !!!! read 91

    #91          8-NOV-1985 22:23:42                                 WASTEBASKET
From:   BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF  
To:     BOS1A::CABUYS,JOHNMYSELF  
Subj:   RE: sig managers conference

I  have no objection dear.
I usually open my mouth anyway.

Love
me

MAIL> read 94

    #94          9-NOV-1985 02:55:08                                 WASTEBASKET
From:   BOS1A::RODM        
To:     CABUYS,RODM        
Subj:   specialxD copy

My DELICOUS Darling,

Th~ri}is is what I am posting if you have ANY objections DELETE it and advise me
I  hope  you don't mind my sharing a recent message that I suddenly saw to  be 
very  'entertaining' so I am posting a portion of this message here  for  your 
humor or entertainment and hope you enjoy!
 
 
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
                  ( EDITED FOR BROADCAST )
 
< MESSAGE >....
 
" AND MORE !!!! (stay tuned to this channel for future additions and details)è 
I  LOVE  YOU  ************,  more than words can tell,  more  than  gifts  can 
represent, more than actions can show, and more than sex can convey.
 
Since each or even all of these are not enough how do I send this to you?
 
I  can only do one thing and that is to GIVE you my love and as  you  'unwrap' 
this gift and look inside this love you will find ALL of me, yours to have for 
the rest of our lives.
 
.... You're watching "The Telling of a Love" brought to you by Love and Life.
 
.... Remember!.... Only Love can give you such warmth and Life such adventure!
 
Tune in next time for more of.... "The Telling of a Love".....................
 
###### WOW !!! #####
I THINK MY 'OLD RADIO DAYS' ARE SNEAKING IN HERE !!!! 
To:     BOS1A::RODM,CABUYS      
Subj:   RE: specialxD copy
Enter your message below. Press CTRL/Z when complete, or CTRL/C to quit:
Honey,

Don't forget to post your "broadcast" message in the Forum!

I love you!!!

Love,
Connie
^Z
New mail on node BOS1A from CABUYS       "CONNIE"

Press RETURN to return to reading your mail

MAIL> read newmail
è    #1          10-NOV-1985 21:41:03                                     NEWMAIL
From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
To:     BOS1A::RODM,CABUYS      
Subj:   RE: specialxD copy

Honey,

Don't forget to post your "broadcast" message in the Forum!

I love you!!!

Love,
Connie

 MAIL>           


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