Digital Archaeology: Codex (Floppy Disk) #9 (part 6)

Digital Archaeology: Codex (Floppy Disk) #9 (part 6)

It’s been a long time…like the better part of a year…but the series goes on…

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 MEMBERS.DOC. This appears to be the member list of the Close Encounters SIG as of October 11th, 1985 (the date of the file).

See the previous post here.


       Username:              Name:

       12TARA                 *BAD BOY*                        
       1BOB                   Bob Eller                        
       2010                   Mike Smith                       
       ACE                    Rick                             
       AH                     David                            
       AHH                    alan heyman                      
       ALESSAN                John                             
       AMTRAKMAN              Al Voci                          
       ANDERSON               Diana                            
       ANDRE                  Andre                            
       ARNE                   Arne Strand                      
       ATARIONE               CARL WILHOIT                     
       BAODAI                 Nelson LeMay                     
       BENDAILY               ben                              
       BGS                    Bruce                            
       BILLEAST               Bill Eastburn                    
       BINARY                 Paul Lustenberger                
       BITSLINGER             Mike Bispeck                     
       BOBB                   Bob                              
       BOBW                   Bob                              
       BREN                   Brenda                           
       BRUCE1                 Bruce James                      
       BSK309                 STEVE LEWIS                      
       BUSSIGMGR              Paul                             
       CABUYS                 Connie - Sig Manager             
       CALW                   cal wasson                       
       CATHEE                 Cathee A                         
       CDVARN                 CHRIS                            
       CENTERFIRE             Jim                              
       CHAMELEON              KHANH MAI                        
       CHARLESD               charles dite                     
       CHESSIE                Bob Kitchen                      
       CHEVALIER              Ken                              
       CHM                    chuck                            
       CHRISALLEN             Chris Allen                      
       CHRISLOCK              Chris Wehner                     
       CIA325283              Hasan Ciawi                      
       CL3030                 Rog Carpenter                    
       CLEARSTAR              Dan                              
       CNS                    Jeff Greek                       
       COL                    TOM                              
       CONSORT                Sig Managers - SLG Associates    
       CROSSCUTS              TURNON                           
       CYBERLEADER            Jim Reiss                        
       DAGO                   TONY                             
       DALEK                  Y                                
       DAN                    D. Bruns                         
       DANNYDOS               Danny                            
       DAVEIRV                David Irvine                     
       DAVIDBERKLAN           daveb                            
       DAVIDFULFORD           David Fulford                    
       DAVROS                 Jon                              
       DBRYANT                David Bryant                     
       DEARMAX                Max Strips                       
       DEDHED                 MIKE SAUVE                       
       DEEPAK                 Deepak Midha                     
       DEOGBURN               Chris deOgburn                   
       DICKDERY               DICK DERY                        
       DIMPLES                Dimples Jones                    
       DIRIGO                 Bert                             
       DJR                    Dan                              
       DOCTORC                NORMAN                           
       DONUTS                 Marie                            
       DORA                   Lin Koeppel                      
       DOUGLEVY               Doug                             
       DRAGONLORD             Tim Aman                         
       DRBOB408               Bob                              
       DRGOLD                 Duane Goldsworthy                
       ELECTRO                Electro                          
       ELH                    Ed Haswell                       
       ELLENK                 Ellen                            
       ELLISCO                Dick                             
       EMK                    EMIL                             
       ERK                    ERICK EDWARDS                    
       ESG                    Gene                             
       EVPHRD                 Mike                             
       EXCELSIOR              Maximilian (Max For Friends)     
       FINGERTIPS             Jay Pondy                        
       FORPLAY                bill                             
       FRIDAY                 Rich                             
       FRIED                  Bob                              
       FSF                    Dan                              
       GASMAN2                John                             
       GEORGEK                George                           
       GLYNN25                GREG LYNN                        
       GRED                   John                             
       GREYWOLF               JOE GERSTEMEIER                  
       GUACAMOLE              John Williamson                  
       GUSTAVE                Gustave                          
       GWMCQ                  geotge                           
       HANSOLO                John                             
       HAPAZARD               LOUIS HAZARD                     
       HATCHERY               Rick Curl                        
       HORNET                 Roger McMillian                  
       HOTLACE                karen winnett                    
       IDEL                   Greg                             
       ILLUMINATUS            William                          
       ILLUSION               Marti                            
       INTECO                 Uwe Goetzke                      
       JACKMARVIN             shawna                           
       JARED                  Jared                            
       JCG                    Joel                             
       JEANLUC                John M Christensen               
       JIMH                   James Hopper                     
       JJM                    Jay                              
       JOEY                   Joe - SysOp                      
       JOHNMYSELF             John - Asst. Manager             
       JOHNNAPLES             John                             
       JOHNP                  John Peterson                    
       JOHNWG                 J. W. Gibney                     
       JOSEPH                 Joseph                           
       JWSTEMPER              JOHN STEMPER                     
       K9                     MIKE SMITH                       
       KAPLAN                 Elizabeth F. Kaplan              
       KASSIMALEX00           alex kassim                      
       KB6LE                  George Lanning                   
       KEEBEE                 KEITH BELDEN                     
       KELLY                  K. Thebodo                       
       KENNIT                 K. S. Criscione                  
       KEVINB                 Kevin                            
       KIRBY                  Belinda                          
       KISKA                  Joe                              
       KRANKY                 Bill                             
       KZIN                   Mike Banks                       
       LADYLAW                Mary Helm                        
       LADYLOVE               Connie                           
       LASRDISC               Kevin L. Norwood                 
       LFJ                    FRANK                            
       LG1                    Bernard Turek                    
       LODDP                  Daniel Phillips                  
       LOOP                   jane                             
       LOUSCHNEIDER           Lou Schneider