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  • Digital Archaeology: Codex (Floppy Disk) #9 (part 7)




    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 MEMTWO.DOC. This appears to be the member list of the Close Encounters SIG as of November 11th, 1985. This is similar to the file in the last post except from a month later and there appears to be a bit mask type entry associated with each name this time. I assume this represents some kind of permissions for each user.

    See the previous post here.

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    MEMTWO.DOC
    ===

                                                                                                
    
    Original List of Members as of ll/l0/85
     
    Username: 12TARA      Name: *BAD BOY*                       Ac. Topics:
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     Username: 1BOB        Name: Bob Eller                       Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: 2010        Name: Mike Smith                      Ac. Topics:
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     Username: ACE         Name: Rick                            Ac. Topics:
     10111111011
     Username: AH          Name: David                           Ac. Topics:
     11111111011
     Username: AHH         Name: alan heyman                     Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: ALESSAN     Name: John                            Ac. Topics: 0
     Username: AMTRAKMAN   Name: Al Voci                         Ac. Topics:
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     Username: ANDERSON    Name: Diana                           Ac. Topics:
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     Username: ANDRE       Name: Andre                           Ac. Topics:
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     Username: ARNE        Name: Arne Strand                     Ac. Topics:
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     Username: ATARIONE    Name: CARL WILHOIT                    Ac. Topics:
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     Username: BAODAI      Name: Nelson LeMay                    Ac. Topics:
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     Username: BENDAILY    Name: ben                             Ac. Topics:
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     Username: BGS         Name: Bruce                           Ac. Topics:
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     Username: BILLEAST    Name: Bill Eastburn                   Ac. Topics:
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     Username: BINARY      Name: Paul Lustenberger               Ac. Topics:
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     Username: BITSLINGER  Name: Mike Bispeck                    Ac. Topics:
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     Username: BOBB        Name: Bob                             Ac. Topics:
     11111111011
     Username: BOBW        Name: Bob                             Ac. Topics:
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     Username: BREN        Name: Brenda                          Ac. Topics:
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     Username: BRUCE1      Name: Bruce James                     Ac. Topics:
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     Username: BSK309      Name: STEVE LEWIS                     Ac. Topics:
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     Username: BUSSIGMGR   Name: Paul                            Ac. Topics:
     11111111011
     Username: CABUYS      Name: Connie - Sig Manager            Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CALW        Name: cal wasson                      Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: CATHEE      Name: Cathee A                        Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CDVARN      Name: CHRIS                           Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CENTERFIRE  Name: Jim                             Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CHAMELEON   Name: KHANH MAI                       Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CHARLESD    Name: charles dite                    Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: CHESSIE     Name: Bob Kitchen                     Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: CHEVALIER   Name: Ken                             Ac. Topics:
     10111111011
     Username: CHM         Name: chuck                           Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: CHRISALLEN  Name: Chris Allen                     Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: CHRISLOCK   Name: Chris Wehner                    Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CIA325283   Name: Hasan Ciawi                     Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: CL3030      Name: Rog Carpenter                   Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: CLEARSTAR   Name: Dan                             Ac. Topics:
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     Username: CLYDETURBO  Name:                                 Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: CNS         Name: Jeff Greek                      Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: COL         Name: TOM                             Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: CONSORT     Name: Sig Managers - SLG Associates   Ac. Topics:
     1111111111111111
     Username: CROSSCUTS   Name: TURNON                          Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: CSG01       Name:                                 Ac. Topics:
     10111111011
     Username: CYBERLEADER Name: Jim Reiss                       Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DAGO        Name: TONY                            Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: DALEK       Name: Y                               Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: DAN         Name: D. Bruns                        Ac. Topics:
     1111111111111111
     Username: DANNYDOS    Name: Danny                           Ac. Topics:
     10111111011
     Username: DASERVICEINCName:                                 Ac. Topics:
     10111111011
     Username: DAVEIRV     Name: David Irvine                    Ac. Topics:
     10111111011
     Username: DAVIDBERKLANName: daveb                           Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: DAVIDFULFORDName: David Fulford                   Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: DAVROS      Name: Jon                             Ac. Topics:
     10111111011
     Username: DBRYANT     Name: David Bryant                    Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: DEARMAX     Name: Max Strips                      Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: DEDHED      Name: MIKE SAUVE                      Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: DEEPAK      Name: Deepak Midha                    Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: DEOGBURN    Name: Chris deOgburn                  Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: DIAPHANOUS  Name:                                 Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: DICKDERY    Name: DICK DERY                       Ac. Topics:
     1011111101111100
     Username: DIMPLES     Name: Dimples Jones                   Ac. Topics:
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     Username: DIRIGO      Name: Bert                            Ac. To