Digital Archaeology: Codex (Floppy Disk) #9 (part 3)



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 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 on your computer to dial in to Delphi’s servers. 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 includes the contents of DM1111.DOC which appears to have been created November 11th, 1985. Like the last post, there’s quite a bit in this one too. This is basically another dump of an e-mail session. Check out the ASCII map of Gainesville, Florida. I went to school there so I’m familiar with the area. I don’t think I ever would have had the patience to make that map though. The things that had to be done before Mapquest and Google Maps…

See the previous post here.

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    # From                 Date         Subject
 
    1 BOS1A::RODM           4-NOV-1985  art
    2 BOS1A::RODM           4-NOV-1985  Less specific version
    3 BOS1A::RODM           4-NOV-1985  sent from ws!
    4 BOS1A::RODM           4-NOV-1985  Repeating is good !
    5 BOS1A::RODM           4-NOV-1985  U R N MY HRT
    6 BOS1A::RODM           5-NOV-1985  u - ok?
    7 BOS1A::RODM           5-NOV-1985  Illustrated !
    8 BOS1A::RODM           5-NOV-1985  I LOVE YOU !!!!
    9 BOS1A::RODM           5-NOV-1985  Hi!
   10 BOS1A::CABUYS         5-NOV-1985  RE: u - ok?
   11 BOS1A::CABUYS         5-NOV-1985  RE: Illustrated !
   12 BOS1A::CABUYS         5-NOV-1985  sigh
   13 BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF     5-NOV-1985  re sexual fantasy
   14 BOS1A::CABUYS         5-NOV-1985  sex pos two co
   15 BOS1A::CABUYS         6-NOV-1985  RE: re sexual fantasy
   16 BOS1A::CABUYS         6-NOV-1985  sig managers conference
   17 BOS1A::CABUYS         6-NOV-1985  RE: polls & maintenance
   18 BOS1A::JOEY           6-NOV-1985  RE: sig managers conference
   19 BOS1A::RODM           6-NOV-1985  I'm Back!!
   20 BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF     6-NOV-1985  RE: sig managers conference
   21 BOS1A::JOHNNAPLES     7-NOV-1985  My absence
   22 BOS1A::CABUYS         7-NOV-1985  RE: sig managers conference
   23 BOS1A::TSBJR          8-NOV-1985  OURTALK
   24 BOS1A::TSBJR          8-NOV-1985  OURTALK-2
   25 BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF     8-NOV-1985  RE: sig managers conference
   26 BOS1A::RODM           9-NOV-1985  Please help.
   27 BOS1A::RODM           9-NOV-1985  ref letter
   28 BOS1A::RODM           9-NOV-1985  specialxD copy
   29 BOS1A::RODM           9-NOV-1985  MAP
   30 BOS1A::RODM           9-NOV-1985  to fix page break
   31 BOS1A::CABUYS         9-NOV-1985  sig managers conference
   32 BOS1A::JOEY           9-NOV-1985  RE: sig managers conference
   33 BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF     9-NOV-1985  Interesting mail
   34 BOS1A::PRINCESS       9-NOV-1985  hiya  talk soon??
   35 BOS1A::CABUYS        10-NOV-1985  I'll call Sunday or Monday!
   36 BOS1A::CABUYS        10-NOV-1985  conference
   37 BOS1A::JOEY          10-NOV-1985  RE: conference
   38 BOS1A::PRINCESS      10-NOV-1985  ok, will look forward to call 
   39 BOS1A::JAYTEE        10-NOV-1985  QUESTION OF AGE                         
   40 BOS1A::CABUYS        10-NOV-1985  sig stuff
   41 BOS1A::CABUYS        10-NOV-1985  membership list
   42 BOS1A::CABUYS        10-NOV-1985  
   43 BOS1A::CABUYS        10-NOV-1985  I'm a little copycat !!
   44 BOS1A::ELLISCO       10-NOV-1985  tpug
   45 BOS1A::ELLISCO       10-NOV-1985  more on TPUG
   46 BOS1A::PRINCESS      10-NOV-1985  enjoyed our talk ... will talk again soo

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    #1           4-NOV-1985 02:53:54                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::RODM        
To:     CABUYS,RODM        
Subj:   art

My DELICOUS Darling Connie,

I tried to post in 'Art' something like this before but was doing 
something wrong.

I am sending this to you again for you to KNOW !

AND if it isn't too personal then would you post it in the art gallery?

IF it is to Specific for the gallery then just post it in your heart

AND post the following version in the gallery.

I LOVE YOU !


Morthove,

Rod
            MY   MY             MY   MY
        MY          MY      MY           MY
     MY                MYMY                 MY
    MY                  MY                   MY
    MY                                       MY
     MY               CABUYS                MY
      MY                                   MY
       MY            (CONNIE)             MY
         MY                             MY        
           MY                         MY
             MY                     MY
               MY                 MY
                 MY            MY
                    MY      MY
                      MY  MY
                        MY
 
 
              Look Who's In MY Heart !

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    #2           4-NOV-1985 02:55:14                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::RODM        
To:     CABUYS,RODM        
Subj:   Less specific version

                MY   MY             MY   MY
            MY          MY      MY           MY
         MY                MYMY                 MY
        MY                  MY                   MY
        MY                                       MY
         MY                                     MY
          MY               YOU!                MY
           MY                                 MY
             MY                             MY        
               MY                         MY
                 MY                     MY
                   MY                 MY
                     MY            MY
                        MY      MY
                          MY  MY
                            MY
 
 
                  Look Who's In MY Heart !

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    #3           4-NOV-1985 03:10:26                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::RODM        
To:     CABUYS,RODM        
Subj:   sent from ws!

            MY   MY             MY   MY
        MY          MY      MY           MY
     MY                MYMY                 MY
    MY                  MY                   MY
    MY                                       MY
     MY               CABUYS                MY
      MY                                   MY
       MY            (CONNIE)             MY
         MY                             MY        
           MY                         MY
             MY                     MY
               MY                 MY
                 MY            MY
                    MY      MY
                      MY  MY
                        MY
 
 
              Look Who's In MY Heart !

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    #4           4-NOV-1985 22:52:00                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::RODM        
To:     CABUYS,RODM        
Subj:   Repeating is good !

My Beloved Darling Connie,

Just as it is important to repeat "I LOVE YOU" I ran accross something
that perhaps I should repeat so here it is again My Love:

 
 
At first there was only a few words on a screen,
 
And even those were only occasionally seen.
 
Then I sent questions of panic on the phone.
 
Oh how could I have possibly known,
 
That after meeting face to face,
 
My heart would pound at such a pace,
 
And that a person who was once a curiousity,
 
Would become the focus of my very destiny.
 
 
 
Love and life have shown me what now must be my destiny,
 
And what endless love and happiness will soon be given to me.
 
But there are yet some commitments and decisions to be made,
 
And some pain and prices to be paid.
 
When all of that is finished and done,
 
A love lasting the rest of my life will be won.
 
I know you are feeling the pain of waiting,
 
But our life together will be worth the getting.
 
I cannot now be all you would have me to be,
 
But when that day comes you will have ALL of me!

With ALL My Love,

Rod

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    #5           4-NOV-1985 23:56:22                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::RODM        
To:     CABUYS,RODM        
Subj:   U R N MY HRT

            MY   MY             MY   MY
        MY          MY      MY           MY
     MY                MYMY                 MY
    MY                  MY                   MY
    MY                                       MY
     MY               CABUYS                MY
      MY                                   MY
       MY            (CONNIE)             MY
         MY                             MY        
           MY                         MY
             MY                     MY
               MY                 MY
                 MY            MY
                    MY      MY
                      MY  MY
                        MY
 
 
              Look Who's In MY Heart !

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    #6           5-NOV-1985 00:46:20                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::RODM        
To:     CABUYS,RODM        
Subj:   u - ok?

My Beloved Connie,

I have been checking all evening but NOTHING!

Have u talked to John?

Everything ok now?

I am too nosey! - but REALLY want to know!!

I am VERY concerned about John and Peggy BUT 

I am even MORE concerned about YOU!

I LOVE YOU !!

Morthove,

Rod

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    #7           5-NOV-1985 01:56:35                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::RODM        
To:     CABUYS,RODM        
Subj:   Illustrated !

My DELICOUS Darling Connie,

As I have told you several time 'You make me feel SO good'

And just look and see for yourself!






**** BUZZ, BUZZ, TINGLE ******

@ # # *** & & * & & *** # # @



               

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   -  * -
    / | \





 
 
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 #( -( * )--( * )-)#
 # |   -      -  | #
  /      (__)     \ 
  | ( -_      _- )|
   \   \||||||/   /
    \    """"    /
     \(        )/
      /--------\
     /          \
      << GRIN >>

<<<< I LOVE YOU >>>>>>

Morthove,

Rod

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    #8           5-NOV-1985 13:26:38                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::RODM        
To:     CABUYS,RODM        
Subj:   I LOVE YOU !!!!


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    #9           5-NOV-1985 13:43:57                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::RODM        
To:     CABUYS,RODM        
Subj:   Hi!

My Beloved Connie,

I LOVE YOU !!
            MY   MY             MY   MY
        MY          MY      MY           MY
     MY                MYMY                 MY
    MY                  MY                   MY
    MY                                       MY
     MY               CABUYS                MY
      MY                                   MY
       MY            (CONNIE)             MY
         MY                             MY        
           MY                         MY
             MY                     MY
               MY                 MY
                 MY            MY
                    MY      MY
                      MY  MY
                        MY
 
 
              Look Who's In MY Heart !
Love,

Rod

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    #10          5-NOV-1985 17:58:44                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
To:     BOS1A::RODM,CABUYS      
Subj:   RE: u - ok?

Honey,

I'm fine.  In fact, I did not get a chance to talk to John last night because
I spent an hour and a half talking to Peg.  I'll talk to John as soon as I
can .  He and
Peg are going to a movie and dinner somewhere on Thursday night and 
on Wednesday night he has school again.  And on Friday, Gladys will be
coming to dinner again, *IF* she accepted the invitation.  Peggy will be there
this time too.

sigh. never enough hours in the day!

I love you!!

Love,
Connie

P.S.  It was a horrible day at work today. hope you call soon!


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    #11          5-NOV-1985 17:59:42                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
To:     BOS1A::RODM,CABUYS      
Subj:   RE: Illustrated !

Honey,

I really love that!!!! 

I'll print it out too!

Love,
Connie

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    #12          5-NOV-1985 18:11:38                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
To:     RODM,CABUYS      
Subj:   sigh

Honey,

I was in the sig, then went to Insiders SIG for a couple of minutes, then
came back to Close Encoutners and found that I had missed you by about
3 minutes!!

I love you!!!

Love,
Connie

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    #13          5-NOV-1985 21:26:24                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF  
To:     CABUYS,JOHNMYSELF  
Subj:   re sexual fantasy

The rules are a-ok.
and yes, I did mis-read the message you originally
sent.  go for it.
                PS:  I Love You

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    #14          5-NOV-1985 21:59:48                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
To:     CABUYS
Subj:   sex pos two co

In your files space this very evening
I have deposited the 'sexual positions part 2' conference
transcript.
appropriately titled 'sexpos2.'
see ya

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    #14          5-NOV-1985 21:59:48                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
To:     CABUYS
Subj:   sex pos two co

In your files space this very evening
I have deposited the 'sexual positions part 2' conference
transcript.
appropriately titled 'sexpos2.'
see ya

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    #15          6-NOV-1985 18:11:46                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
To:     BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF,CABUYS      
Subj:   RE: re sexual fantasy

I love you too!

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    #16          6-NOV-1985 18:48:22                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
To:     JOHNMYSELF,JOEY,CABUYS      
Subj:   sig managers conference

Will you be attending the sig managers conference on Nov. 16?   As far as I
know, I'll be there.



-Connie

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    #17          6-NOV-1985 18:54:09                                        MAIL
From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
To:     BOS1A::JOEY,