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  • Digital Archaeology: Codex (Floppy Disk) #8 (part 3)

    Still continuing the exploration of the contents of this floppy disk (see the first part here and the second part here). It’s amazing how much information can fit even on a 5.25″ floppy disk when it is all text. This disk is from a batch I picked up at a thrift store a number of years ago. As I have been digging through these disks, it has become obvious that at least some of them were 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 SIG, as it relates to Delphi, consisted of forums, live chat and files to download centered around a particular topic or theme. A specific definition of this SIG was found in this document: “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.”

    Everything was text based from whatever terminal program you used 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 some of it is quite personal.

    I’m splitting up the contents of this disk (descriptively labeled “File Disk”) since it contains a number of documents, some of which are pretty long. The third document I’m posting (DM1010.DOC) is another log of a session on Delphi and consists mostly of a series of e-mails, some of which are, um, love letters and some of which are administrative in nature about running the SIG. These are from October 2nd through October 10th, 1985.

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    #1 2-OCT-1985 20:37:07 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: JOEY, JOHNMYSELF,CABUYS
    Subj: Sysop Opening – Close Encounters SIG
    Joey,

    You’ve been a very good supporter of the Close Encounters sig since it’s
    opening on the Groups and Clubs menu.

    We are now in need of a sysop and I would like to know if you are interested.

    It would require that you be on line most nights between 9 and 11 in the sig.
    It would mean that you would be on the lookout for new sig members and new
    users to Delphi <tho we’re not pushing this *until* the system problems are
    resolved>. It would mean that you would have to be looking for information,
    articles, etc. that could be added to the database, although I would handle
    getting permission if the article is copyright protected since I have to keep
    such paper records on file. It would mean that you would need to help us
    (and I’m getting way behind on this one myself!) in keeping the Forum seciton
    of the sig moving along with either replies to old messages or posting new
    ones for discussion. It would mean suggesting and looking for suggestions
    from others as to possible conference topics (JohnMyself will still be
    running the conferences each Saturday night).

    In exchange for this and anything else you might come up with to help the
    sig grow and become profitable, I would be able to offer you a Free Flag
    within the sig itself. I would have to ask tho that you *not* access the
    sig during prime time and that you not make it too public that you have the
    free flag.

    The general idea is that you will get enough people into the sig to cover the
    expense involved in your free flag. You see, the expense for the free flag is
    deducted from any sig royalty checks should the sig make a profit. You can
    invite anyone you want to join you in the conference area here within the sig
    especially since one does *not* have to be a member of the sig to go into the
    sig conference area.

    Anyway, Joey, I think I’ve given you enough info here to give you an idea of
    what is involved. I must ask that you keep all this info confidential please.

    If you are interested in this, please let me know as soon as possible. If you
    wish to discuss it before deciding, we can do that at your convenience either
    on the phone or on line.

    Enough rambling for now! Talk to you soon, I hope!

    <hugs>
    -Connie
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    #2 2-OCT-1985 22:02:15 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF
    To: BOS1A::CABUYS,JOHNMYSELF
    Subj: RE: flags

    oh yeah, that distinguishes a vender from the regular members
    of the sig. read something about it in insiders.
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    #3 3-OCT-1985 10:12:07 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::JOEY “JOEY”
    To: BOS1A::CABUYS
    Subj: RE: Sysop Opening – Close Encounters SIG

    Connie,

    I would gbe glad to accept your offer. I always thought the sysop had an

    interesting job and always wondered how to go about apply}ing. I don’t

    have to wonder anymore, huh? (smile.). I iwll will be online tonight about

    8:00 p.m. delphi permitting. I had a real hard time staying online

    last night. If I can’t get online, I will call you if that is ok.

    the node here is giving me fits. We have had a lot of rain and lightning.

    Guess that affects it. Well, talk to you tonight.

    Joey
    Hugs
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    #4 3-OCT-1985 16:45:50 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: BOS1A::JOEY,CABUYS
    Subj: RE: Sysop Opening – Close Encounters SIG

    Joey,

    I’ll make it a point to be here at 8, Delphi and Uninet willing. If not,
    then do please call.

    If the number you have is busy, please call 904-388-3135. When I’m on line,
    I use the number you have but have a second line which is almost always
    free.

    Talk to you soon!

    <hugs>
    -Connie
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    #5 3-OCT-1985 16:48:53 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: ELLISCO,CABUYS
    Subj: help?!

    Hiya Dick!

    If you get a chance, would you come into Close Encounters and try to read
    message 200?

    Since the great crash, we keep getting “unable to retrieve the information
    requested.” <sigh>

    Thanks!

    -Connie
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    #6 3-OCT-1985 16:56:05 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: JOEY,CABUYS
    Subj: F FLAG SET FOR YOU
    Person who set F flag :CABUYS
    F flag for :JOEY
    Date set :851003
    Sig F flag for :CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
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    #7 3-OCT-1985 16:56:14 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: JOHNWG,CABUYS
    Subj: CC_FLAG SET BY SIG MANAGER

    Person who set F flag :CABUYS
    F flag for :JOEY
    Date set :851003
    Sig F flag for :CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
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    #8 3-OCT-1985 16:56:20 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: CABUYS,CABUYS
    Subj: You set this F flag !

    Person who set F flag :CABUYS
    F flag for :JOEY
    Date set :851003
    Sig F flag is for :CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
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    #9 3-OCT-1985 19:06:08 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::ELLISCO “Dick Evans”
    To: CABUYS
    Subj: 200

    Sorry Connie, I get the same answer. Guess that’s one theat the crash ate.
    Agape
    Dick
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    #10 3-OCT-1985 23:24:00 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::ATRICK
    To: CABUYS,ATRICK
    Subj: Wang SIG

    Connie, did you make it to the Wang show this week? I’ve been heavily
    involved in it for the past 4 days and made lots of good contacts (people who
    will be joining us in the SIG). Heard some comments about Redshaw–in fact,
    Dr. Wang himself mentioned them as an excellent company supporting 2200’s.
    Sorry there’s not more for you to see in the SIG yet (noticed you stopped in
    again tonite). Hpe tope to be growing
    in databases, etc. real soon, and wile welcome your participation!
    Best,
    Allan
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    #11 4-OCT-1985 00:14:49 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::RODM
    To: CABUYS,RODM
    Subj: SURPRISE!

    My Beloved Darling Connie,

    The first thing I want to say is NO surprise! – I LOVE YOU !!!!

    I hope to surprise you with something before 8 PM so stay prepared
    and patient of my insistance to be close to you !!

    That is meant to confuse you !

    If I haven’t surprised you with something before 8 PM I wasn’t able to do someth
    ing!

    Oh well maybe next time!!

    I LOVE YOU !!!

    I MORTHOVE YOU !!!!!!!

    Love,

    Rod
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    #12 4-OCT-1985 01:06:36 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::RODM
    To: CABUYS,RODM
    Subj: A Heartfelt Message!

    My DELICOUS Darling,

    
    
    I LOVE YOU !!!
     
     
     
     
                 MY           MY     
             MY      MY   MY      MY
            MY          MY         MY
     
            MY                     MY
                       YOU
              MY                 MY
     
                  MY          MY
                     MY    MY
                        MY      
          
     
                YOU ARE IN MY HEART
    Love,
    
    

    Rod
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    #13 4-OCT-1985 18:22:02 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::PRINCESS
    To: CABUYS
    Subj: hiya <hugs>

    hope all is well, why was rod callimg ng me last night?
    if you want to call tonight, and can, call after 9
    thanks
    hugs
    peggy
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    #14 4-OCT-1985 21:28:48 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF
    To: CABUYS
    Subj: what’s this

    Hey little girl – want some candy?

    
    
    
    
    
                           ooo
                          ooooo
                         ooooooo
                         ooooooo
                         >ooooo<
                         ooooooo
                         ooooooo
                         ooooooo
                         ooooooo
                         ooooooo
                    '";;;;;;;;;;;;"'
    
    

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    #15 5-OCT-1985 09:46:03 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: JOEY,CABUYS
    Subj: meaning of various flags <for your info>
    1699 3-OCT-22:53: General Info
    RE: Recovered message (Re: Msg 1695)
    From: ELLISCO To: ASMCOR

    a= alternate and allows the person to edit and delete messages in forum
    c= conference moderator, limited to 1 per SIG
    d= database maintenance
    e= edit announcements topics and polls
    f= free account
    g= gag on this user, cannot be seen in conference and cannot enter forum msgs
    l= lock this user out of SIG
    m= membership maintenance
    n= nonmember, set to whatever nonmembers can do
    s= set, able to setup a SIG
    u= user global defaults for new users
    w= wiz = d + e + m + s
    x= nonmember replaces “n”
    z= zap all flags
    Dick
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    #16 5-OCT-1985 09:47:40 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: JOHNMYSELF,CABUYS
    Subj: strange filenames & editing problem <from Insiders>
    1694 3-OCT-21:38: BUG/ERROR Report
    Bug in workspace edit
    From: ASMCOR To: ALL

    I was in the Preview workspace in Apple sig today, trying to edit a couple
    of lines off a file I had submitted. It was named nn$ASMCO$FILE.TXT or
    something like that,
    and when I tried to edit it with the EDIT nn$ASMCO$FILE.TXT command, it
    refused to accept the command, saying “do not use $ in a filename.”
    So i tried EDIT *FILE.TXT, and it said “error in wildcard.” Finally,
    I tried RENAME nn$ASMCO$FILE.TXT TEMP.TXT, and that worked. I then edited the
    file
    and renamed it back, and then deleted the copy that was produced. Fun, eh?
    Jan

    1700 3-OCT-22:54: BUG/ERROR Report
    RE: Bug in workspace edit (Re: Msg 1694)
    From: DAN To: ASMCOR

    This has been on my list to fix for several weeks. Problem will
    disappear sometime soon.

    Dan
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    #17 5-OCT-1985 09:54:16 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: JOEY,JOHNMYSELF,RODM,CABUYS
    Subj: msg from Insiders sig
    1711 4-OCT-18:58: Using Delphi
    *FlagShip* Poll
    From: JSP To: ALL

    4. A BUFF, ER’, AH QUESTION., created by WUNDERKIND.
    Creation date: OCT 4,1985

    Well…. After discovering that Ole Steg, AND I both do this…. We thought it
    would be in the Public interest to settle this Burning issue… To put it, Ah,
    bluntly: Do you Telecompute in the Buff? Or otherwise oddly attired? Don’t
    worry, your responses are Anon, and you will not be the subject of any, ah
    unusual, ah, mail…
    To better serve you, and our SIG.
    Wunderkind.

    
    CHOICE              VOTES   PERCENT
    ------              -----   -------
    YES                    1     50%
    NO                     1     50%
                        -----
    TOTAL VOTE:            2
    

    Type “VOTE” to vote, “READ” to read comments, <return> for next poll:
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    #18 5-OCT-1985 09:58:38 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: DEB,JSP,CABUYS
    Subj: poll question

    I’d like your permission to copy Wunderkind’s Poll question to Close
    Encounters Forum along with a notation that if any member of Close
    Encounters wishes to vote on such poll, he should go to Flagship to do so.

    And of course, we would not allow any duplication of the poll question in
    Close Encounters.

    Do you have any objections to this?

    Thanks.

    -Connie A. Buys, CLE Manager
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    #19 5-OCT-1985 09:59:08 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: JOHNMYSELF,JOEY,CABUYS
    Subj: copy of request to Deb and JSP for your info

    I’d like your permission to copy Wunderkind’s Poll question to Close
    Encounters Forum along with a notation that if any member of Close
    Encounters wishes to vote on such poll, he should go to Flagship to do so.

    And of course, we would not allow any duplication of the poll question in
    Close Encounters.

    Do you have any objections to this?

    Thanks.

    -Connie A. Buys, CLE Manager
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    #20 5-OCT-1985 10:05:38 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: JOEY,CABUYS
    Subj: clarifying some things

    Hiya Joey,

    As you should be aware by now, you’ll be receiving from time to time copies
    of messages from the Sig Managers SIG <known as Insiders> that I think yoyu
    need to be aware of.

    I just want to be sure that you understand you can read your mail files from
    within Close Encounters to avoid any difficulties will your own account.

    One more question and I should have asked it before now and it’s very important
    I have an answer: What is the status of your account with Delphi? If it’s
    past due, JohnWG may zap the free flag. That’s why I need to know.

    As for the time on line, I also want to be sure that you understand we are
    talking about an *average* of two hours per day. So if one night you can’t
    get on line at all, regardless of the reason, then you have some additional
    time to spread out over the remaining month as you see fit. Also if you
    are in the middle of a conference that is going well and there are people
    still there, *you* don’t need to leave just because your time has run out.

    And please do ask questions if you have them. Actually at first, sysoping can
    seem like a lot of work, but I think once you get going, you’ll love it.
    (At least I *hope* you will!)

    <hugs>
    -Connie
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    #21 5-OCT-1985 10:35:09 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::DEB “deb!, *FlagShip* Manager”
    To: BOS1A::CABUYS
    Subj: RE: poll question

    Connie….

    Sure, sweetie, that is fine with me, I was highly amused that someone would
    post it! A couple of the staff members wanted it deleted, but I just don’t
    care fmuch for consocensoring the members when they have done nothing outside of the
    law or outside of good taste.

    This _will_ be interesting, eh???

    deb!
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    #22 5-OCT-1985 10:38:11 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: BOS1A::DEB,CABUYS
    Subj: RE: poll question

    Thanks Deb!

    And Yes it will most certainly be interesting! <grin>

    I’ll probably check from time to time to see how the votes are going too just
    out of curiosity!

    -Connie
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    #23 5-OCT-1985 10:59:21 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: JOHNMYSELF,CABUYS
    Subj: interesting date in membership files

    I’ve discovered that if we added a member before the sig went public and
    that member has never visited the sig, then the date last on reads: 17-NOV-1858
    .

    Perhaps we should delete all those with this date? I hate the way you have
    to edit each member individually to find out the interesting stuff like this!

    I love you!

    -Connie
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    #24 5-OCT-1985 11:33:19 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF
    To: BOS1A::CABUYS,JOHNMYSELF
    Subj: RE: interesting date in membership files

    lets just leave it for now as an interestnig bit
    of trivia. Perhaps we can use it later. A passing forum message
    for example and then include the information in some kind
    of trivia contest.
    speaking of which , I would like to start on that soon.
    Suppose we confer on how to handle the matter later today either
    on-line of via phone.
    John.

    PS: I Love You. <liss>
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    #25 5-OCT-1985 11:46:28 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF,CABUYS
    Subj: RE: interesting date in membership files

    I’ve been thinking a lot about the Trivia contest too. Confering on it
    is a good idea!

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    #26 5-OCT-1985 12:18:14 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: JOEY,RODM,CABUYS
    Subj: Trivia Contest – more info will follow later

    .Myself> we should start with the idea of posting a single message under the
    .Myself> playground topic each month….
    .Myself> which will contain five questions taken at random from the subjects in
    the
    .Myself> game…
    .Myself> we should then allow a week <no more I thnk> for all members to reply t
    o the
    .Myself> message. and I thing replies should be via dmail to keep others from r
    eading answers
    .Myself> and then copying them. <not that our members would ‘cheat’>
    .Myself> now for the hard part
    /w

    GROUP LIST: 12:00:04
    1) WE MANAGE
    Myself, Connie
    – idle
    AVAILABLE LIST: () = in conf
    (CABUYS), (JOHNMYSELF)
    —— [2 in this area]
    .Myself> naturally if we have a contest we should have a reward.
    .Connie> right!
    .Myself> I think that the first person to correctly answer the month’s
    .Myself> questions should maybe get a special credit – say 2 hours on-line time.

    .Myself> and one other stipulation…
    .Myself> that a winner one month, should sit out the following month to keep
    .Myself> one or two people from doing all the
    .Myself> winning and thus killing the purpose
    .Myself> of the contest which is to get our members active all together.
    .Myself> ga
    .Connie> I agree with that!
    .Myself> now,
    /w

    GROUP LIST: 12:02:22
    1) WE MANAGE
    Myself, Connie
    – idle
    AVAILABLE LIST: () = in conf
    ARNE, (CABUYS), (JOHNMYSELF)
    —— [3 in this area]
    .Myself> I propose to post a message laying out the contest rules
    .Myself> which will take the form of a brief announcement
    .Myself> in this way, all our members will get the word ‘up front’
    .Myself> message
    .Myself> will be approved by u first.
    .Connie> ok – no problem there.
    /w

    GROUP LIST: 12:03:50
    1) WE MANAGE
    Myself, Connie
    – idle
    AVAILABLE LIST: () = in conf
    ARNE, (CABUYS), (JOHNMYSELF)
    —— [3 in this area]
    .Myself> now, you should <pls> check out setting up arrangements with Kelly
    .Myself> on how to apply this credit.
    .Connie> I want to make some minor changes to what you’ve said here before you w
    rite the message.
    .Myself> It wil no doubt come out of our royalties but the key is how.
    .Myself> directly? or through payment from SLG assoc to the member account.
    .Myself> ok ga
    .Connie> ok…
    .Connie> I’ll get in touch with Kelly on Monday, but I prefI’ll get in touch wit
    h Kelly on Monday but think I’d prefer payment from SLG Assoc. to member account

    .Connie> <sigh> what garbage that line was!
    .Myself> no prblm – i read it ok
    .Connie> but considering the value of the prize, I think we need to increase the
    questions to ten….
    .Myself> <right>
    .Connie> and we should allow two weeks instead of one for replies since some mem
    bers don’t get here on a weekly basis….
    .Myself> ok
    .Connie> any replies posted in the forum will be promptly deleted by either you
    Joey or me and that person disqualified from the current monthly contest…
    .Myself> right
    .Connie> the prize will go to the person who answers the *most* questions correc
    tly. it’s important to state that in your message.
    .Myself> <ok – point – prize should be halved if only half correct>
    .Connie> and I think we need some sort of consolation prize for the runner-up, p
    erhaps I could U S Mail them a 1 lb Hershey’s kiss or something else that might
    be more appropriate.
    .Myself> good idea
    .Connie> perhaps the prize for the winner would be easier to track if we make it
    $1 per correct answer. say if there are ten questions and only 8 are answered
    correctly and that person is the winner then he gets $8 payment made by SLG to h
    is acco
    .Connie> unt?
    .Myself> thats a good idea and easier to follow too.
    .Connie> <or we could go with 12 questions and 2 hours time – either way>
    .Connie> by the way, I have two others sources of Trivia questions besides the g
    ame that you have.
    .Connie> so we should have plenty of material for a while if it’s successful.
    .Myself> lets inter mix them too
    .Myself> will get a message up later today and dmail it to you
    .Connie> the other two sources are a little different – instead of multiple choi
    ce answers like the game has, there are just questions with answers provided els
    ewhere.
    .Myself> ok. that will allow variety to the contest and keep people thinking
    .Connie> ok – will look for it then. would like to start this Monday – by the wa
    y, I want all answers dmailed to Ladylove account.
    .Myself> ok
    .Connie> wll keep this account or yours from being flooded! <we hope!>
    .Myself> I thought we could start it on Sunday anmd run it till the secxond satu
    rday
    .Myself> keeps it on full week basis.
    .Connie> oh ok that’s a good starting day.
    .Myself> ok
    .Myself> catch you later
    .Connie> ok bye for now
    .Myself> will have some things to do before my den meeting at 1.
    /no log
    .Myself> KISS
    .Connie> kiss!!
    .Myself> – signed off –
    /nolog
    MAIL> d

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    #27 5-OCT-1985 13:37:10 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::ARNE
    To: CABUYS
    Subj: are you ever gonna talk to me?

    MAIL> d

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    #28 5-OCT-1985 13:54:19 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::RODM
    To: CABUYS
    Subj: copy for you

    From: BOS1A::RODM 4-OCT-1985 18:52
    To: BOS1A::PRINCESS,RODM
    Subj: RE: hello … hope all is well, say hi to connie for me

    Dear Beautiful Princess,

    I trust your majesty is ruling your kingdom with all the grace and regal
    demeanor for which you are known and loved by all your subjects.

    In the words of the world today “What’s happening, doll?!”

    I <or I should say Connie and I> just had a FANTASTIC!!!! weekend and I
    guess you would have to hear of that from her!

    I hope your weekend was as good!

    We will have to find a way to share some of the ‘beauty’ of life that we experie
    nce in o
    experience in our individual lives!

    I think being able to share some of those things with others is what can make
    special things even more special.

    Enough for now!

    Your loyal subject,

    Rod
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    #29 5-OCT-1985 14:05:48 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: ARNE,CABUYS
    Subj: talking

    Arne,

    I am going to talk to you. But I do have certain responsibilities I have to
    attend to sig business -wise first and that will take a few more hours.

    Sorry.

    -Connie
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    #30 5-OCT-1985 14:09:10 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: JOHNMYSELF,CABUYS
    Subj: passwords

    Lover,

    I need to have the password for Miranda set up so I can use the account.

    There are times when I want to do sig work without interruptions and when
    some see CABUYS in the sig, that means little work because they want to
    talk.

    Only you and I will know that i’m using Miranda under those circumstances. ok?

    Love and kisses,

    Connie
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    #31 5-OCT-1985 14:15:22 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: RONMAZUR,CABUYS
    Subj: a request

    Hi Ron!

    When you sent me the book, you included a copy of an article “Computer
    Assisted Resources: Sexuality Education Via Microcomputers.:

    I’d like to have your permission to reprint that article in the Close
    Encounters sig. But if you have any objections, please don’t hesitate to
    voice them.

    Thanks.

    -Connie
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    #32 5-OCT-1985 14:19:59 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: RONMAZUR,CABUYS
    Subj: another request

    It’s your friendly pest again! <grin>

    Your book con
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    #33 5-OCT-1985 14:20:24 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: RONMAZUR,CABUYS
    Subj: ignore that last – I hit control z by mistake!

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    #34 5-OCT-1985 14:22:25 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: RONMAZUR,CABUYS
    Subj: trying again

    I’d like your permission to reprint “Intimations of Intimacy” in the
    Close Encounters sig.

    Ron, if either of my requests conflicts with your sig, then please say so.
    thanks.

    -Connie
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    #35 5-OCT-1985 14:42:53 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: RODM,CABUYS
    Subj: form letter – part 1

    Sweetheart,

    I was looking over the letters I had sent out for reprint permission and
    they are all the same except for the necessary change in variables.

    The next message is a copy of the letter. The variables are:

    Date
    Name & Adress of whom it’s to
    Issue date
    Magazine Title
    Article Title

    Also some of the wording in the second paragraph needs to be modified since
    we are operating a little differently now. Will explain that later as it’s
    difficult to explain on line.

    Love,

    Connie
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    #36 5-OCT-1985 14:43:51 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::CABUYS “CONNIE”
    To: RODM,CABUYS
    Subj: copy of the letter

    .lt
    2947 West 3rd Street
    Jacksonville, Florida, 32205
    February 16, 1985

    FORUM Magazine
    Rights and Permissions
    1965 Broadway
    New York, New York 10023-5965

    Re: Reprint Permission Request
    The JULY 1984 issue of FORUM Magazine carried an article titled “The
    X-Rated Computer” by Jack Martin.

    I manage an electronic special interest group on a computer system
    known as Delphi. 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.

    I would like to have your permission to reprint the article named
    above for the benefit of our membership.

    If you need any further information in order to grant permission to
    reprint this article, please let me know.

    Very truly yours,

    Connie A. Buys, SIG Manager
    Close Encounters

    .el
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    #37 5-OCT-1985 15:00:47 MAIL

    From: BOS1A::JOHNMYSELF
    To: CABUYS
    Subj: contest rules

    .lt
    Close Encounters Sig
    Sexual Trivi