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 CLYDETURBO CNS Jeff Greek COL TOM CONSORT Sig Managers - SLG Associates CROSSCUTS TURNON CSG01 CYBERLEADER Jim Reiss DAGO TONY DALEK Y DAN D. Bruns DANNYDOS Danny DASERVICEINC 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 DIAPHANOUS 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 FROGBOY FSF Dan GASMAN2 John GEORGEK George GERRYGOLD 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 JFOLEY 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