[Coco] [Color Computer] RE: Done
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random_rodder at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 16 15:40:47 EDT 2008
Well, I'm pretty silent on here trying to watch an learn. Had several coco's and still have a few including a repack project I started two years ago. I've learned a ton on this list and hope I continue to.
However, I thought that the RoDVD project was a good idea in theory and I hope it or another project is completed. One thing that I hated to see was that fire retardant clothing seemed necessary just to read the replies; I will not contribute to that (hopefully).
There was a similar, albiet very short lived, discussion on the CoCoHut blog a little while ago re: copyrights and such. If you like, you can buzz over there and take a look as I do not care to retype it on a Blackberry. What I with say is this:
Reiterating a previous post; these are 15-25 (or so) year old magazines. Many of the people involved are unfortunately gone. I cannot even think of a company who advertised in them that is still around in its original form. Every other 8 bitter around has an electronic archive of some type (even the lowly Ti-99) that far exceeds what's availible for CoCo. Its high time that changed. I'm only 40 but not getting any younger, and I'm sure I've held up better than the paper these magazines were printed on!!!
I'm all for everyone scanning what they have. That just makes since. I'm willing to do this, tho I've only got 6 or so. I'd also recommend getting this off the main list. We don't need this to deteriorate into a Hexstar-esqe type deal with ppl getting warnings and kicked off and such...
James Diffendaffer wrote:
> If Lonnie's heirs have not replied by now I think you should leave
> them alone. The family may not have warm fuzzy feelings about Rainbow
> magazine. Just because it was one person's baby doesn't mean the rest
> of the family felt the same.
> They may just want to sell off Falsoft and be done with it.
> Let's face it, if you didn't want to deal with this how would you feel
> if a rabid bunch of CoCo fanatics kept badgering you?
> Original Message:
> ------------ --------- ------
> Perhaps the project could be rescued by a letter to Lonnie¹s heirs
> with the
> following points, and others.
> 1. The project is almost done.!
> A statement from the person who has the materials would be necessary. That
> person must want the project to be completed. He must be the lead person
> That others are willing to help.
> 2. A listing showing the strength of the CoCo community currently.
> a) List of Web pages dedicated to the CoCo.
> b) The mailing lists and their numbers of subscribers. The numbers of
> posts for the "CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts" for each of
> the last
> 12 months. How long we have been active.
> c) Statement that we wish the project to be completed.
> d) List of persons who are willing to speak for the community. Their web
> pages, E-Mail addresses phone numbers and so on.
> e) A statement that we wish to satisfy Lonnie's wishes as best we can.
> Stephen H. Fischer
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