A Great Find & A Defense of E-Bay

From: Charles P. Hobbs <transit_at_lerctr.org>
Date: Sat Jun 17 13:59:43 2000

On Sat, 17 Jun 2000, John Wilson wrote:

[...] Myarc Geneve
> more or less at least. Not bad for an undergrad... A pretty good chunk of
> his rent/food were paid for by the $10 registration fees for his "Fast Term"
> terminal program which was on Compuserve, evidently it was pretty popular
> (I gather it was unusual in being able to go above 1200 baud). We got pretty
> tired of the 6-tone sequence it would squeak out on every ^G though, he had
> hacked that in as a joke but evidently it ended up being permanent.

Wasn't that sequence taken from one of the demo programs in the
Editor/Assembler manual?

> IIRC the machine's startup screen logo was a nice picture of a swan, drawn
> by Mi Kyung Kim, the designer's girlfriend. (She was later shot by Colin
> Ferguson on the LIRR.)

I heard about that. Wasn't that about the time that Jim "Tigercub"
Peterson passed on? Not a particularly happy issue of Micropendium, that
Received on Sat Jun 17 2000 - 13:59:43 BST

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