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  • Apropos Technology (1984)

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    Source: Commander – June 1984






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    Myst (PC, Macintosh) – 1994






  • Digital Archaeology: Codex (Floppy Disk) #9 (part 2)



    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 includes the contents of DM1106.DOC and includes stuff from late October 1985. There’s quite a bit here. This is basically a dump of an e-mail session with the first e-mail containing a chat log. My favorite parts are the ad for the press release for the Tandy 600 laptop and the end where you see the disconnect and reconnect :).

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        #1          27-OCT-1985 09:42:49                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
    To:     RODM,CABUYS      
    Subj:   wasn't much of a Halloween party  but here's co transcript.
    
    .Sexy Witch> I assume the kids are all asleep.
    .Sexy Witch> by the way, how was 'Airwolf"?
    .Myself> the kids are in bed - not necessarily asleep yet
    .Myself> but my door is closed
    .Myself> airwolf was good cept they cut into it because of the world series game
    .Myself> that makes two weeks in a row.
    .Sexy Witch> figures.
    .Sexy Witch> I think conference attendance will be low tonight. sigh.
    .Myself> they pushed the evening magazine thing complete after the game because 
    of
    .Myself> their local p[rogramming committment
    .Myself> then ran that over into airwolf time abt 5 minutes.
    .Sexy Witch> bet the one thing not cut was commercials!
    .Myself> right!
    ** Fuzzy One just joined CLE - HALLOWEEN PARTY (3 members now) **
    .Myself> hi fuzz
    .Sexy Witch> hi Fuzzy!
    .Fuzzy One> Hi!
    /rn fuzzy one
    FRIED
    .Fuzzy One> Gee, small party. 
    .Sexy Witch> I do love fuzz!!! 
    .Myself> it isn't really started yet
    .Myself> most folks will start showing up shortly
    .Fuzzy One> Urk, I think I have the noisiest phone line in New England!
    .Fuzzy One>
    .Sexy Witch> tell it to be quiet, Fuzzy!
    .Fuzzy One> Can't stand it. Gonna try again. Back soonly.
    .Fuzzy One> - signed off -
    ** Dick just joined CLE - HALLOWEEN PARTY (3 members now) **
    /s ellisco 
    .Myself> hi dick
    .Dick> big party!
    .Dick> hi john, connie.
    .Dick> what's happening?
    .Sexy Witch> how are you, Dick?
    .Myself> nothing yet
    .Dick> fine, been busy.
    .Myself> we are just waiting for our faithful friends and fellow
    .Myself> members to arricve
    ** Fuzzy One just joined CLE - HALLOWEEN PARTY (4 members now) **
    .Sexy Witch> 
    .Dick> just finished reading all of the project threads.
    .Fuzzy One> I *think* that's better.
    .Dick> great fun!
    .Sexy Witch> welcome back, Fuzzy. is line any quieter?
    .Fuzzy One> Yes,d*OUTPUT OFF*
    
    
    
    MAIL> 
    MAIL> 
    
    MAIL> 
    
        #2          27-OCT-1985 11:06:24                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
    To:     RODM,CABUYS      
    Subj:   your account
    
    Darling,
    
    I couldn't wait so I came on line on your account and reposted your
    message.
    
    I also posted the "Clock" since it's very appropriate today! 
    
    Hope you don't object but if you do, please say so.  I'm now going to post
    my reply to your message.
    
    By the way, I also went into your workspace.  You have a mess there that's
    going to cost you money!
    
    I'll clean it up, if you wish, like I did before.  Just give me the ok to do
    so.
    
    I love you!
    
    Love,
    Connie
    
    MAIL> d
    
    
    MAIL> 
    
        #3          27-OCT-1985 14:43:35                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::ELLISCO      "Dick Evans"
    To:     CABUYS, JOHNMYSELF
    Subj:   an naswer?
    
    From:   BOS1A::PEABO        "Peter Olson, ICONtact Manager" 27-OCT-1985 01:39
    To:     BOS1A::ELLISCO
    Subj:   RE: request
    
    They should do what I did in the Mac SIG ... include the membership
    agreemenet as a paragraph or two in the non-member bulletin.
    
    Ultimately you cannot force people to read something ... there is nothing
    that can be done to prevent a well-placed ^O from canning output, and in
    the last analuysis, nothing to prevent someone from being too inattentive
    to read something.  All you can do is make someone lie about whether they
    were paying attention or not.
    
    Sad, but true.
    
    peter
    
    MAIL> d
    
    
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        #4          27-OCT-1985 14:57:19                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
    To:     ELLISCO,PEABO,JOHNMYSELF,CABUYS      
    Subj:   thanks!
    
    
    You are, of course, right, Peter.
    
    Although our non-member bulletin includes the same info about age
    requirement as the new-member agreement, it had not seemed to help any.
    
    We'll continue to deal with this as we have.  
    
    Thanks for everything!
    
    -Connie
    
    MAIL> d
    
    
    MAIL> 
    
        #5          27-OCT-1985 15:04:39                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
    To:     JOHNMYSELF,CABUYS      
    Subj:   Best Sexual Fantasy contest
    
    John,
    
    When you have the time, play with this idea a little and let me know what you 
    think.
    
    I'd like to run a contest for the best sexual fantasy.  Contest would run for
    one month .  I would ask in Insiders for 5 sig managers
    to be volunteer judges of the entries.  All entries would be submitted to
    the LadyLove account and when contest ends, forwarded to the judges.
    
    Within one week of contest ending date, judges would decide on the winner, who
    would receive $20 credit on Delphi account.
    
    All entries to the contest would be submitted to the Fantasy database.
    
    I'm sure you could do your usual excellent job with writing rules and disclaimee
    rs
    etc.
    
    What do you think of the idea?
    
    Love,
    Connie
    
    MAIL> d
    
    
    MAIL> 
    
        #6          27-OCT-1985 15:15:34                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::WIL1        
    To:     CABUYS
    Subj:   
    
    
    Do you think you could reply to the last ma essage      essage!
    
    Willie(WIL1)
    
    
    P.S. If I did, would you let me have full privelages t in the sig?
    
    MAIL> d
    
    
    MAIL> 
    
        #7          27-OCT-1985 20:00:23                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF  
    To:     BOS1A::CABUYS,JOHNMYSELF  
    Subj:   RE: Best Sexual Fantasy contest
    
    Sounds like a good idea and the $20 prize might just draw more
    attention.  Will get to work on the details and get back to you
    before the first of the month.   Will try anyway.
    
    Just be careful we don't award more prizes than our profits 
    can afford to cover.
    
                    Love,  Myself
    
    MAIL> d
    
    
    MAIL> 
    
        #8          27-OCT-1985 20:22:57                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::QUICKRODNEY 
    To:     CABUYS
    Subj:   Mar 85 Playboy
    
    Hi.
    I have a copy of "Ta ype Dirty to Me" which i I'm quite willing to part with.
    
    Lemme know what to do.
    
    John
    
    MAIL> d
    
    
    MAIL> 
    
        #9          27-OCT-1985 20:44:12                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
    To:     BOS1A::QUICKRODNEY,CABUYS      
    Subj:   RE: Mar 85 Playboy
    
    John,
    
    Thanks!
    
    Please send copy to Connie A. Buys, 2947 West 3rd Street, Jacksonville,
    Fl. 32205.
    
    
    
    -Connie
    
    MAIL> d
    
    
    MAIL> 
    
        #10         27-OCT-1985 23:46:32                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::RODM        
    To:     CABUYS,RODM        
    Subj:   Warning}i - Advirsory
    
    My DELICOUS Darling Connie,
     
    You fixed the Profile in the MAIN menu as shown below:
     
    MEMBER-NAME : CABUYS
     
    NAME      : Connie A. Buys
    BIRTHDATE : January 11, 1948.
    COMPUTERS : Tandy 1000 and TRS80 Model 100.
    GENERAL   : I am the sig manager for Delphi's Close Encounters sig,
       which deals with relationships, how they develope and how they
       affect our lives. For more information, send DMAIL to CABUYS or
       type at the MAIN> Delphi prompt, GR CLO.
    LOCATION  : Jacksonville, Fl
    TERM-SOFT : Omniterm
     
    BUT!!!!!
     
    Your Profile in the Close Encounters Member Directory reads as follows:
     
    MEMBER-NAME : CABUYS
     
    NAME      : Connie A. Buys
    COMPUTERS : TRS80 Model 1; Radio Shack Model 100; Tandy 1000; also use
       IBM PC and Wang 2200 MVP systems at work.
    HOBBIES   : Sig Manager of The Close Encounters Sig (formerly known as
       Friendship Circle Sig on Delphi.  Former SysOp of The Issues Sig on
       CompuServe.  Interested in how relationships develop via computer
       services like Delphi, Source, and CompuServe.  Latest hobby is
       Teddy Bears - I collect anything I can afford about 'em!  Also
       enjoy reading, movies , talking on
       the phone, traveling, and cooking 
    LOCATION  : Jacksonville, Fl.
    OCCUPATION: Computer operations manager for large insurance agency in
       the Jacksonville area.
     
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! >>>>>>>>>
    ONLINEIDS : Delphi:  CaBuys, Ladylove, Amanda, Miranda. Unison:
    <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< ^^^^^^  ^^^^^^^ >>>>>>>>>
     
       Connie Source: TCY745 MCI mail ID:  115-1075. CompuServe:  All
       accounts are inactive and will remain that way.
    SEX       : Female and loving every minute of it!
    TERM-SOFT : Depends on which computer I'm using at the time.
     
    I did NOT change it !!!! But thought you should know about AMANDA and MIRANDA
     
    BY THE WAY!!!!!!
     
    <<<>>>>>>>>>>>> I LOVE YOU <<<<<<<<<<<<<>>>
     
    Love,
     
    Rod
    
    MAIL> d
    
    
    MAIL> 
    
        #11         28-OCT-1985 03:05:55                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::RODM        
    To:     CABUYS,RODM        
    Subj:   ....and so much more!
    
     
       IIIIII      LLLLLL       OOOO  VV          VV  EEEEEEEE
         II          LL        OOOOOO  VV        VV    EE
         II          LL       OO    OO  VV      VV     EE
         II          LL       OO    OO   VV    VV      EEEE
         II          LL       OO    OO    VV  VV       EE
         II          LL    LL  OOOOOO      VVVV        EE
       IIIIII      LLLLLLLLLL   OOOO        VV        EEEEEEEE
     
     
     
     
              YYYYY    YYYYY       OOOO        UUUU  UUUU
                YY      YY        OOOOOO        UU    UU
                 YY    YY        OO    OO       UU    UU
                  YY  YY         OO    OO       UU    UU
                   YYYY          OO    OO       UU    UU
                    YY           OO    OO       UU    UU
                    YY            OOOOOO         UUUUUU
                  YYYYYY           OOOO           UUUU
     
     
    Morthove,
    
    Rod
    
    MAIL> d
    
    
    
    MAIL> 
        #12         28-OCT-1985 03:07:16                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::RODM        
    To:     CABUYS,RODM        
    Subj:   ....and more still!!
    
     
     >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
     >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
     >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
     >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
     >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
     >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
     >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
     >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
     >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
     >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
     >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
     >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
     >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
     >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
     >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
     >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
     >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
     >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
     >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
     >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
    V| >>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> I  LOVE  YOU <<<<<<<<<<
    Love,
    
    Rod
    
    MAIL> d
    
    
    
    MAIL> 
        #13         28-OCT-1985 12:22:01                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::PRINCESS    
    To:     BOS1A::CABUYS
    Subj:   RE: hi
    
    conni, e,
    was ont     not in town this weekend anyway ... will talk sometime
    i know is hard on us all, but we will survive
    i still care too and think of you everytime i see a teddy bear
    
    hugs
    love
    peggy
    
    MAIL> d
    
    
    MAIL> 
    
        #14         28-OCT-1985 23:48:10                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::RODM        
    To:     CABUYS,RODM        
    Subj:   WoW - Look at this!
    
     
    91   26-OCT 13:06 General Information
         RE: new machine from Tandy (Re: Msg 87)
         From: RBREYES      To: JEFFPARKER
     
    The details of the Tandy 600 portable are in DL 6 of the TRS-80 Professional
    Forum (pcs-21) on CompuServe. This file is the official Tandy press release
    and spec sheet. The machine has an 80C88 processor, 32K expandable to 224K,
    Microsoft Works built in, 3.5" disk drive, 80x16 screen, modem, ROM cartridge
    slot, and weighs 11 pounds.
    
    MAIL> d
    
    
    
    MAIL> 
        #15         29-OCT-1985 00:11:52                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::RODM        
    To:     CABUYS,RODM        
    Subj:   NEAT STUFF _ from MS-DOS Sig
    
    My DELICOUS Darling Connie,
    
    I would rather be talking to you , and more that that have you lying in my 
    arms right now , But since I have neither I went snooping around and fo
    und this
    
    I thought I would copy it top you!
    
    "to" you!!
    
    Anyway here it is:
    .
    DELPHI
    RODM
    RADCOM
    WHO
    <<< TRASH!!>>>
     
    October 23, 1985
     
    NEW TANDY 600 LAPTOP COMPUTER OFFERS
    FEATURES PORTABLE COMPUTER USERS WANT
     
    The Tandy 600 laptop computer will be introduced on Monday, October 28, at
    approximately 1100 Radio Shack Computer Centers, Plus Computer Centers and
    participating dealers and franchisees nationwide. The newest laptop from Tandy
    is an upward extension of the popular Tandy 100/200 laptop computer family.
    "Laptop users asked for more contiguous memory, an 80-column display, built-in
    disk storage, and enhanced word processing, spreadsheet and telecommunications
    facilities. When we brought  out the Tandy 200, the cost of the technology
    needed to offer those features was simply too high. Now, the costs and
    technology have  reached the point where we're able to offer greatly enhanced
    features while maintaining the basic characteristics that made the Tandy 100 and
     
    200 portable computers the laptop industry leaders," explained Bernard Appel,
    President of Radio Shack.
    The Tandy 600 laptop computer uses the 16-bit 80C88 microprocessor, and comes
    with 32K RAM storage. The memory is expandable to 224K, in one contiguous memory
     
    bank. The built-in 3.5" floppy disk drive has  a capacity of 360K, and the
    adjustable, flip-up 80 character x 16 line LCD display has a matte finish to
    reduce glare.
    The Tandy 600 portable computer features Microsoft Works, five very powerful,
    full-featured built-in applications, which are written to use key words
    displayed at the botton of each screen. Application programs built into ROM on
    the Tandy 600 include file management, database, word processing, spreadsheet,
    calendar and telecommunications software. Built-in nicad batteries, which last
    approximately 11 hours  between charges, are easily recharged with an AC
    adapter, which is included with the Tandy 600 laptop computer.
    Suggested retail price for the Tandy 600 portable computer (26-3901) is
    $1,599.00
     
    Tandy is a registered trademark of Tandy Corporation. Radio Shack is a
    registered service mark of Tandy Corporation. Microsoft Works is a trademark of
    Microsoft Corporation.
     
    TANDY 600 FACT SHEET
     
    * 32K RAM for file storage. Expandable to 128K or 224K with 96K
    memory upgrade kit, $399.95 * (Built-in 3.5" floppy disk drive, 360K capacity.
    * Flip-up 80 character x 16 line LCD display with matte finish. * Internal
    300-baud direct connect modem, with auto answer/auto dial * Low power, 16-bit
    80C88 microprocessor * Standard RS232C connector * Expansion bus for external
    floppy disk drive * Parallel printer port * Full-feature typewriter keyboard *
    Built-in nicad batteries and AC adapter charger * Allows use of custom
    applications via optional ROM slot (by removing
    Multiplan) using standard 27256 EPROMS * Built-in clock includes auto-wakeup and
     
    other features * Automatic shutdown * Optional ROM for BASIC * Weight: 11 lbs.
    * Dimensions: 12"x13"x2 3/4"
     
     
     
     
     
     
    APPLICATIONS Five full-featured built-in applications, written to key words
    displayed at the bottom of each screen.
    * System Manager allows the user to run each application, exchange
    information between applications, and manage the files created.
    Handles file management for disk drive and RAM.
    * Word contains all the normal word processing features including
    right justification, global search and replace, automatic page
    numbering, multiple format lines, and more.
    * Calendar offers a built-in alarm; appointment information appears
    on the screen.
    * File can serve as a simple or complex data base.
    * Telecom includes auto dial, answer, wake-up, and host modes.
    Supports XMODEM protocol. Also supports many VT-52 escape 
    sequences for cursor positioning.
    
    MAIL> 
    
    MAIL> d 
    
    Unrecognized command verb - check validity and spelling
     \D \
    
    MAIL> 
    
        #16         29-OCT-1985 18:40:44                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
    To:     BOS1A::RODM,CABUYS      
    Subj:   RE: NEAT STUFF _ from MS-DOS Sig
    
    That's not fair!!! I *just* got this one!!! 
    
    I love you!
    
    Love,
    Connie
    
    MAIL> d
    
    
    
    MAIL> 
        #17         29-OCT-1985 20:05:02                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF  
    To:     CABUYS
    Subj:   sex pos co pt 2
    
    I put it in MCI last night.
    KISS.
    
    MAIL> d
    
    
    MAIL> 
    
        #18         29-OCT-1985 22:26:33                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::AMTRAKMAN   
    To:     AMTRAKMAN,RIDPATH,JAV,SASSY,WIL1,LOOP,ARNE,DWOLPERT,BCOLBERT,ALAN1,TRAIN
    BRAIN,IVY,DIBS,MLJEX,CARLEPSTEIN,GORE,CLYDETURBO,MOJO,TC1,PIPEMAN,WULFE,ILLUSION
    ,DANNYDOS,JOEY,KAPLAN,HANSOLO,ELLENK,PAULLEWIS,CABUYS,JOHNMYSELF
    Subj:   -= BRAIN BBS =-
    
    
    Hello DELPHI Users!
    
    WE   e are happy to announce that the
    BRAIN BBS Service has been 
    restored, and is better than ever!
    
    We invite you to call and m become
    aa member of a growing family
    of computerests
    .
    
    The BRAIN BBS Service FeaturersL :
    
    
    * Academy Information
    * Behind the Scences       Screen 
    * CHAT with Sysop
    $ * Dowb nLoades  s! Free of Charge!
    * Electronic Mail
    * Feeback Service to Sysop
    * GE eneral Section of Information
    * Help with System featurers         Features 
    * Information on The BRAIN BBS
    * Keyboard Mode Option
    * Full Member listing
    * Nulls for Printer
    * Off Feature
    * Posting of Messages on The Board
    * Removing Messages
    * Scan/Read Bulliten Board
    * Users OnLine
    * Video Lenght Option
    * Welcome Message (Changes Daily)
    * Xpert Mode Option
    * Your statues a  s a member.
    
    
    AS s an additional service, we 
    provide the  Newswire on
    the BRAIN BBS ***FREE***!!!!!
    
    We also have daily weather 
    forecasts from  also FREE
    OF CHARGE!!!
    
    The BRAIN BBS has no fee, no
    costs, nothing! It's a free
    bB  BBS Service, just for DELPHI
    members!
    
    
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    1-(718)-258-7078
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    Up 24 Hours/ 7 Days. We NEVER Close!
    
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    IMMEDIALTY     IATLY CHHOSE       HOOSE THE EEDBACK
    OPTION AND ANSWER THW E QUESTIONS
    GIVEN TO YOU.
    
    *ALSO:   LEAVE A MESSAGE IN EEDBACK
    BEGINNING WITH :'DEAR      AL VOCI',
    OR OTHERWISE A READER
    WILL GET YOUR MAIL!
    
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    SYSOP-BRAIN BBS!!
    
    
    
    MAIL> d
    
    
    
    MAIL> 
        #19         30-OCT-1985 02:29:35                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::RODM        
    To:     CABUYS,RODM        
    Subj:   Video
    
    My DELICOUS  Darling Connie,
    
    I went and watched the first 10-15 Min. of 'Sex-Waves' and I don't think
    YOU  would like it very much but
    I don't think you will get much of a chance to get critical about it!!
    
    The Video Tape has a 10 min. PREVIEW of another video at the beginning
    so by the time you get through that  you are for a better effort tha
    t sex waves provides.
    
    The film/Video is erotic and I would like to see more of it although I may 
    never see the entire movie at one time! 
    I am anxious to see how this video effects you!!!!!
    
    See you in a few hours!!!!!
    
    I  LOVE  YOU !!!!
    
    I
    
    
                       LOVE
    
    
        
      
    YOU!!!!!!!       
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
           
                 
    
    
    
    
    MAIL> d
    
    
    
    MAIL> 
        #20         30-OCT-1985 21:35:43                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF  
    To:     CABUYS,JOHNMYSELF  
    Subj:   hi and other things
    
    Hi Lover.  Hope all is well with you.
    would like you to archive the poll on membership.  I commented
    in message 315 on the results.
    
    will get started this week on final details for your
    suggested contest.  hope to be ready for friday.
    
    
    catch you later love.  
                            KISSes ......
    
    MAIL> d
    
    
    
    MAIL> 
        #21         30-OCT-1985 23:33:09                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS2A::QUICKRODNEY 
    To:     CABUYS
    Subj:   The mag...
    
    Connie,
    
    It'll be in tomorrow's mail.  Interesting article... I'd be interested if the pe
    rsons in there are anyone we know...?
    Anyway,  good luck... see ya 'round
    
    John
    
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        #22         31-OCT-1985 19:06:57                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::JOEY         "JOEY"
    To:     CABUYS
    Subj:   Playboy
    
    Mailed the Playboy to you today. No hurry getting it back. Keep it as long
    as you need it.
    
    Hugs,
    Joe
    
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        #23         31-OCT-1985 19:22:47                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::WIL1        
    To:     CABUYS
    Subj:   
    
    
    
    Would you plleeees aaaassssseeeee respn ond to my last couple of mea ssages!!??!!
    
    Willie (WIL1)
    
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        #24         31-OCT-1985 21:35:10                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF  
    To:     CABUYS,JOHNMYSELF  
    Subj:   sexual fantasy rules
    
                            Close Encounters Sig
                        Sexual Fantasy Contest Rules.
    
            This month in Close Encounters, we will be starting
            a 'sexual fantasy' contest. 
    
            This contest will run on a monthly basis with a new
            contest starting the first of each month.  
    
            All members of the Close Encounters Sig are eligible to
            play regardless of when they joined except for the sig
            managers, sysops, and members of their immediate families.
    
            The rules are simple.  Write a sexual fantasy and submit
            it for consideration to the 'LADYLOVE' account via dmail only.
            If you have trouble sending mail to LADYLOVE, you may send 
            your entrd
    *OUTPUT OFF*
    
    
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        #25          1-NOV-1985 02:50:37                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::AMTRAKMAN   
    To:     @MAILLIST1.DIS,NEWKID
    Subj:   BRAIN BBS DOWN
    
    
    SORRY BUT DUE TO A       THE BRAIN BBS WILL BE
    DOWN FROM 6:00AM-12:00NOON EDT
    DUE TO ROUTINE MAINTENACE.
    
    PLEASE DON'T LOG IN DURING THIS
    TIME, YOU WILL ONLY GET A BUSY
    SIGNAL.
    
    AFTER 12:))NOON, IT WILL BE FREE
    
    
    THANKS  YOU,
    
    AL VOCI
    SYSOP--->BRAIN BBS
    
    
    /ex      
    
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        #26          1-NOV-1985 17:59:23                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::AMTRAKMAN   
    To:     @MAILLIST1.DIS
    Subj:   BoUR+o?;                          BRAIN BBS IS ^^UP^^!
    
    
    SORRY WE HAD TO SHUY T DOWN, BUT WE
    ARE NOW BACK UP AND RI UNNING. THE
    SCOND APPLE ][E IS NOW IN ACTION
    UNTIL THE NEW POWER PAC FOR APPLE
    I ARRIVES (MONDAY).
    
    THE BRAIN CANHANDLE         HANDLE ONLY 2 CALLS
    AT THE SAME TIME (RE EMEMBER, OUR
    APPLE i   I IS DOWN) BUT MONDAY
    ,WE9 'LL
    BE BACK UO TO      P TO 3 CALLS AT THE SAME
    TIME.
    
    REMEMBER OUR TELEPHONE NUMBER!
    
    1-(718)-258-7078
    ----------------
    1-718)-258-7078
    
    
    if    IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS LOGGING ON TO
    BRAIN, PLEASE LEAVE A DMAIL TO
    USERNAME  'AMTRAKMAN'. I'LL TAKE
    CARE OF IT
    
    
    THANKS!
    
    AL 
    
    SYSOP BRAIN BBS
    
    
    
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        #27          1-NOV-1985 19:14:59                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::WIL1        
    To:     CABUYS
    Subj:   
    
    
    Would you please reply, gosh, i have noticed that you have been on from
    the entry log in cl. co.
    
    Willie (WIL1)
    
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        #28          2-NOV-1985 00:51:25                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS2A::TSBJR       
    To:     CABUYS
    Subj:   PROBLEMS
    
    HI CONNIE. GUESS I'VE BEEN OUT OF
    TOUCH WITH THE SIG LATELY (SORRY). I HAVE A SERIOUS PERSONAL PROBLEM AND WOULD
    VERY MUCH LIKE TO EXPLAIN IT TO SOMEONE AND GET SOME ADVICE AND SUPPORT  . I THINK
     I'D PREFER TO DISCUSS IT ONE-ON-ONE FOR NOW, BEFORE POSSIBLY BRINGING IT UP TO
    THE SIG AS A WHOLE IN A FORUM MESSAGE.
    THIS PROBLEM IS REALLY BOTHERING ME AND EATING AT ME. DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTION
    S FOR ME? PLEASE ANSWER SOON. AND THANKS A LOT.  
    YOUR FRIEND, TOM. (TSBJR).
    
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        #29          2-NOV-1985 02:10:01                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::RODM        
    To:     CABUYS,RODM        
    Subj:   Look ! What I found !!
    
    My Beloved Darling Connie,
     
    Look at what I found !!
     
    I really enjoy finding these things and showing you them and the changes
    they illustrate!!
     
    Name: THAT SUDDEN FEELING
    Type: TEXT
    Date: 28-JUL-1985 20:03 by JOHNMYSELF
     
    Getting close on-line by Cabuys, Maven, John
     
     
    Recently a friend and I were talking on-line here about compusex,
    but mostly our discussion centered around the question of how it
    can affect people.  His original thinking was that words on a
    screen can generate feeling but, after all, they are only words
    on a screen.  He could not understand how two people could feel so
    very close with this medium as the only form of communication.
    We talked late into the night.  We avoided, for some reason,
    getting invovled in compusex itself and talked of feelings, trying
    to understand the hows and whys of it all. Many times I answered
    his question of "how" with "I don't know! it just happens!"
    As our discussion continued, we realized suddenly that at that
    particular moment, we felt so close, so very special to each other.
      He, not expecting this, struggled trying to understand
    how he felt.  I, having slightly more "experience" at this than he,
    knew what was happening but could do little to help.  The sad part
    is that once we realized how we felt, that closeness was gone.
    We met once again a few days later in an effort to recapture that
    special moment.  Unfortunately, it didn't happen and may never
    happen again for the two of us.  This time I managed, unintentionally,
    to shatter his "fantasy image" of me.  I feel a certain sense of loss
    or regret or perhaps rejection because things didn't work out.
     
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
    *                                                                         *
    *                                                                         *
    *  All this is leading to my question:  Why does this special feeling     *
    *  of closeness or oneness happen so frequently on-line but seldom        *
    *  happens in "the real world"?                                           *
    *  Or does it actually happen in "the real world" and I am just one       *
    *  who has missed such an experience?  Am I the only one who feels this   *
    *  way?                                            *
    *                                                                         *
    * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  
     
     
    To those who have hope and wait come all good things in time !
     
    Darling, I live to make more complete your life and we really do have this
    and it IS the "Real World" !!
    Love,
    
    Rod
    
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        #30          2-NOV-1985 02:23:00                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::RODM        
    To:     CABUYS,RODM        
    Subj:   By the way.....
    
    x
    My DELICOUS Darling Connie,
    
    I  LOVE  YOU !
    
    MORTHOVE,
    
    Rod
    
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        #31          2-NOV-1985 02:41:32                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::RODM        
    To:     CABUYS
    Subj:   Co. Topic 
    
    From:   BOS1A::RODM          2-NOV-1985 02:39
    To:     JOHNMYSELF,RODM        
    Subj:   Suggestion - Co. Topic
    
    Dear John,
    
    I would like to suggest the following topic:
    
    "Forgive AND Forget - Is That Possible?"
    
    I would suggest monitoring the results of the polls on that topic and after
    a reasonable sample is present have a discussion in Conference.
    
    Sincerely,
    
    Rod
    
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        #32          2-NOV-1985 08:12:39                                        MAIL
    From:   BOS1A::CABUYS       "CONNIE"
    To:     RODM,CABUYS      
    Subj:   disturbing phone call
    
    Darling,
    
    At a couple of minutes after 8 AM this morning, my phone rang in the bedroom
    and I answered it.
    
    Whoever was on the other end did not say anything and all I said was hello
    a couple of times.
    
    Then whoever it was hung up. ~?
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