111117 // ILO AILLIE ALILIA Z*Net Atari Online Magazine // / /// ERA // // ee ee ee ee // MARCH 30, 1990 // / // /// 1/ // 111117 // LA SEULA // Issue #513 (°') 1990 by Rovac Industries, Inc. Post Office Box 59 Middlesex, New Jersey 08846 Z*Net Online BBS: (201) 968-8148 Publisher-Editor: Ron Kovacs Associate Editor: John Nagy Contributing Editor: Alice Amore Distribution: Bruce Hansford Writer: Mark Quinn Writer: Jon Clarke Writer: Elliott John Coerper Contributor: Keith Whitton CompuServe 71777,2140 GEnie Z-NET ============= CONTENTS =============

THIS WEEK

E A AA O A a Ron Kovacs ~ ATARI EXPLORER

A a e a aS Sone does eesdee at av etlenen oe we Ron Kovacs and John Nagy ~ HANNOVER REPORT

Atari at CeBtt Uan alt A a ta E a theese are Ron Kovacs ~ Z*NET NEWSWIRE

News. Update. a AR a a Se ae Bret eee ~ FAR-EAST ATARI POSSIBILITY

New Atari products coming from Korea!...........Hlliott Coerper ~ ATARI USERS ASSOCIATION DOWN-UNDER

AUA REPOTEC 6 2s oe Bah, e e io ea Jon Clarke ~ ST STACK

PID REVLEWS o A Ns Alice Amore ~ PD/SHAREWARE STOP

DID). RE VLO WS ls at Gender ated A Bi Steen Mark Quinn ~ REVOLUTIONARY CHIP

New chip coming ~ PKZIP

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~ MICHTRON UPDATE

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~ CANADIAN USERS CONVENTION

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Press Release

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THIS WEEK

by Ron Kovacs

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Direct from Korea,

every last word of

this article!

Elliott John Coerper writes about new Atari

developments and products forthcoming from Atari Korea. Please read

Atari Explorer and CeBit are covered this week along with the Z*Net Newswire.

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ATARI EXPLORER

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by Ron Kovacs and John Nagy

Rumors erupted into headlines this week when it was reported that 100% of the staff of Atari Explorer Magazine were fired. Insiders say that at least one and perhaps more then one editorial highly critical of Atari Corporation appeared in what was to be the April issue. Atari Explorer is owned by Atari Corporation and was edited by contractors Dave Ahal and Betsy Staples in New Jersey.

The few people who have actually read the items call the decision to print the extremely hot editorials a "death wish". The issues were printed and bound but all copies were snatched up by Atari before distribution. Early reports said that the editors had been fired, but on Tuesday a recording on the telephone at the Atari Explorer offices said that the entire staff had been fired and gave Atari phone numbers for more information. The recording alluded to a completed by undistributed issue and finished with an ominous request that callers not leave a message because the office would be a black hole.

By Thursday March 29 the recording was gone and the following announcement appeared from Atari Corporation.

"ATARI EXPLORER MAGAZINE TO EXPAND COVERAGE"

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"SUNNYVALE, CA - Atari Corporation announced today plans to enhance the ATARI EXPLORER magazine. This announcement is made formal following

necessary actions taken to relocate the operation closer to headquarters in Sunnyvale, California."

"We want to make notable changes in the production of Atari Explorer magazine to include expanded editorial coverage of additional products and enhance the environment for potential advertisers", stated Mr. James Fisher, V. P. Marketing and advertising. "The effort to present this news effectively and more timely requires the magazine staff to have ‘instant access’ to the technology and information available here."

"Atari plans to complete the current issue which is still in the hands of the printer and rush them to subscribers as soon as possible. At the time of this release, no changes to publication frequencies and subscriber fulfillment were considered and Mr. Fisher stated that subscribers and advertisers will always be the biggest priority. If necessary, extensions will be made to accommodate subscription commitments."

It has been known for quite sometime that Atari intended to pull Explorer back to California. It may be that the explorer editors knew their time was at an end and chose to go out with a bang.

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HANNOVER REPORT

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ATARI AT CEBIT

The following was written from articles appearing in Newsbytes on both CompuServe and GEnie. While verifying the facts presented, we were told that some of these things were not true. We hav dited some of the obvious errors and left the other questionable ones. Please keep in mind that references to the TT machines is false along with the May 1990 release date. We will follow this story and report more when available.

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Atari was not showing new products at this year’s CEBIT ’90 Show, but there were a number of things going on of interest.

According to Newsbytes reports, Atari held a series of press conferences at the show announcing a new version Lynx game console and the Stacy laptop. Other Atari announcements included the promise of a new range of portable machines later this year and three TT 68030 workstations. Atari also displayed 5 ROM based cartridges for the Portfolio.

Newsbytes reported that the five packages included: extended DOS utilities; financial calculator; scientific calculator; and two games packages - Mindgames (including backgammon, draughts and reversi) and Portfolio chess. These cartridges will cost $48.00 and should be available soon.

Sam Tramiel stated, "Unlike most leading-edge products that manufacturers introduce, the Portfolio does not have limited features and an outrageous price, users don’t have to wait for two years for the price to come down before they can justify the cost benefits. The technology, capabilities and convenience are here now, at a price they can afford." Newsbytes noted that Tramiel stressed that the Portfolio’s power needs were more convenient than a laptop’s, Tramiel noted, "There’s no comparison between the convenience of carrying three AA batteries, as opposed to the cumbersome battery pack used by many laptops."

Atari’s three 68030 workstations were announced and were said to be ready for shipping in May 1990 in the USA. The TT0O30/2, TTO30/X and the X prices were not discussed. Newsbytes also notes that Atari’s new

TT series will have a choice of user configurations. An entry-level configuration of 2MB of RAM plus VME data bus is planned, with optional extras such as Ethernet and Unix v5.31 available.

Atari will consolidate its range of portable machines later this year but Tramiel did not provide details. Many at the show took this to mean that new versions of Portfolio pocket PC, and laptop PCs from the company are in the pipeline.

The hand-held Lynx games console will be available in the UK and Europe by the end of this March. The machines are in-route from Japan, noted the Newsbytes article, and will arrive very shortly. Unlike the early versions of the Lynx currently on sale in the US, the /Lynx Mark II’ will have a slightly smaller screen and does not feature the left-handed control option.

COMMODORE AT CEBIT

Commodore had no new products at the show, Commodore reps were showing existing products, including the PC-40, 50 and 60 ’III’ series, and the Amiga 2500/30 system, first shown at Comdex last November.

The rumored appearance of the Amiga A3000 never happened and said to be appear at the April 24th Which Computer Show in England. Newsbytes reported that Commodore’s delay in introducing the A3000 Amiga, due, company sources say to software problems, is in marked contrast to the introduction of the STe series from Atari last Autumn. The STe series had compatibility problems with the original ST series, resulting in Atari having to issue a software patch to allow many ST programs to load on the STe machine. One Commodore software developer told Newsbytes "When the Amiga A3000 does appear, its software will be 100 percent stable. They’re not going to repeat Atari’s experience with the STe machine."

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GLENDALE GEARS UP

Planning for the fourth Southern California Atari Computer Faire V4.0B, known nationally as the Glendale Show, is well underway. Organizer John King Tarpinian has completed his first dealer information package mailing. The show will be held Saturday and Sunday September 15th and 16th 1990. The show, held at the Glendale Civic Auditorium in Glendale California, will be fully supported by Atari advertising and equipment. Glendale is a User Group Show, sponsored by HACKS, Hooked On Atari Computer Keyboards Society, a long standing Glendale club. Last year’s show was cancelled due to schedule conflicts from commercial shows, but at this time the road looks clear for September’s show. Vendors can save $100 a booth by reserving before July 15th. Speakers and seminars are being arranged already. If you would like to be part of a seminar call John Nagy at 818-989-2559. For more information on the Glendale Computer Show contact John King Tarpinian 818-246-7286 or write to HACKS, 249 North Brand Blvd #321, Glendale, California, 91203.

XEROX SUIT REJECTED

Five of the six claims in Xerox’s $150 million suit against Apple Computer have been thrown out by a federal judge this week. Xerox alleged in December 1989 that screens in the Mac and in Apple’s Lisa system were derived Xerox’s Star software system of the late 1970s. Xerox will appeal Judge Walker’s decision.

RADIO SHACK SCHOOL SYSTEM

Radio Shack and school supply maker Jostens Learning have joined forces to develop a new "home learning system" for the education market. The configuration of this new system will include a Tandy 1000 SL/2 computer configured with an internal CD-ROM drive and one 3.5-inch 720K disk drive and Jostens Learning’s reading and mathematics curriculum for grades K-8.

TOP 10 SOFTWARE PUBLISHERS The following is a listing of the Top 10 software publishers ranked by total sales volume, reprinted from Soft*Letter.

1. Microsoft Corp., $952 million. Lotus Development Corp., $556 million. WordPerfect, $281 million. Ashton-Tate, $265 million. Autodesk, $177 million. Adobe Systems, $121 million. Logitech, $111 million. Software Publishing Corp., $110 million. Borland International, $104 million. Aldus Corp., $87 million.

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Hayes announced this week that is has developed communications hardware and software for the Apple Macintosh. The new family of Mac products will debut during the MacWorld show April 11 to 13 in San Francisco. Hayes released the following list of estimated retail prices:

Personal Modem 2400plus and Smartcom software ----- $199.00 Smartmodem 2400 with Smartcom $499.00 Smartmodem 2400M (hardware only)------------------- $499.00 Smartmodem 2400M with Smartcom II software -------- $549.00 V-series Smartmodem 2400M with HayesConnect ------- $699.00

V-Series Smartmodem 2400M with Smartcom II and

HayesConnect software $749.00 V-series Smartmodem 2400 (hardware only) ---------- $649.00 V-Series Smartmodem 2400 with Smartcom II,

HayesConnect and Hayes V-series to the Mac cable- $699.00 V-series Smartmodem 9600 (hardware only) --------=-- $999.00 V-Series Smartmodem 9600 with Smartcom II,

HayesConnect and Hayes V-series to the Mac cable- $1049.00 V-series Ultra Smartmodem 9600 (hardware only) ---- $1199.00 V-Series Ultra Smartmodem 9600 with Smartcom II,

HayesConnect and Hayes V-series to the Mac cable- $1249.00 HayesConnect only $79.00 InterBridg $799.00

XEROX LINKS COPIER AND COMPUTER

Xerox announced a new high-end $30,650 copier with a "remote interactive communications" system built in that continuously checks the machine’s performance against set standards and alerts a central diagnostic computer when it notices a potential problem. The Xerox 5065 copier produces 62 copies a minute and includes RIC technology as a standard feature.

SPA HONORS The Software Publishers Association announced winners of its annual

Excellence in Software awards. Winners included SkiSoft Publishing of Lexington, Mass., and its Eye Relief Large Type Word Processor won top honors in the Best Business Application category, topping WordPerfect 5.1 and Microsoft Word for Windows. Sim City, a game published by Maxis that allows users to play city manager and build cities, won four awards. Lotus Development Corp. won two awards. Lotus Notes took top honors for Best New Business Software Product and Magellan won in the Best Utility category. Compton’s Multimedia Encyclopedia, published by Britannica Software, took Best School Productivity and Best New Use of a Computer. Allan Kay and Steve Jobs received Lifetime Achievement awards. Journalism awards went to Keith Ferrel of Compute and Michael Miller for best reviewers, Larry Magid of Computer Currents for best news reporting and Stewart Alsop of PC Letter for best analyst.

Other winners:

Best Technical Achievement - Real Sound by Access Software. * Best Education Program - The Children's Writing and Publishing Center by The Learning Co. * Best Business Graphic Application HP New Wave by Hewlett-Packard. Best Fantasy Role Playing/Adventure Program - Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon by Sierra On-Line. * Best Strategy Program - Populous by Electronic Arts. Best Early Education Program - The Playroom by Broderbund Software. Best Elementary Education Program - Math Shop Jr. by Scholastic Software. * Best Numeric or Data Business Application - Quattro Pro, Borland International. Best Personal Productivity/Creativity Program - Quicken 3.0 by Intuit. Best Action/Arcade Program —- Welltris by Spectrum Holobyte. Best Home Learning Program - Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego by Broderbund Software. * Best Secondary Education Program - Math Blaster Mystery by Davidson £ Associates. Best Programming Language or Tool - Think C by Symantec Corp. Best Sports Program Harball II by Accolade. Best Vertical Market Application - Personnel Policy Expert by Knowledgepoint. * Best Design Achievement HP NewWave by Hewlett-Packard.

CAHNERS AND ZIFF:

Cahners Publications and Ziff-Davis Publishing have announced a joint venture involving four of the companies’ computer publications. The four publications include Government Computer News and Digital Review from Ziff and Datamation and Systems Integration from Cahners.

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CENIT '90:

CENIT ASIA '90 is set for September 25 thru 28 in Hong Kong. CENIT will have 10 national/regional pavilions set up to accommodate international exhibitors and a number of international conferences and meetings have been scheduled to be held. There will be a number of computer competition events such as "Computer Go," "Computer Chess," "Electrical Mouse Competitions and "Chinese Character Input Olympiad." There will also be a Unix pavilion to promote better understanding and wider awareness of Unix and special Education Corners on Unix and Networking presented by professional organizations like the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers).

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AUSTRALIA PUBLISHER MAY BE SUED:

Telecom an Australian carrier may sue Read Only Memory (ROM), the publisher of the "Australia on Disk" CD ROM database, for breach of copyright. Australia on Disk is a database that incorporates the Yellow and White pages telephone directories in Australia. Telecom is claiming ROM infringed copyright in the collection of the information used in the first release of the database.

VIRUS ON MAGAZINE DISKS: Computer viruses have been the topic of discussion by two incidents involving many readers of Australian PC magazines. They all received

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by Elliott John Coerper, Osan AFB, Korea

One of the advantages while serving overseas is the different places you can visit. John Martin (co-owner of Phoenix Computers, Okinawa Japan) and I decided to tour Korea together. Instead of going on a tour bus we used his car.

While visiting a Rod and Reel factory in Teashion (located 120 miles south of Seoul) we noticed a small sign on the side of a very large building. It was in Korean, but it ended with "Atari Research".

It was Sunday, so we decided to stay the night and visit them the next day. Wearing our best suits we introduced ourselves to the receptionist. Either she thought she knew who we were or something was lost in the interpretations, because she was impressed with meeting us! We received the Royal Treatment Tour that even included a seven course meal at the best Hotel in Teashion.

We were told "Honguk Illbong Computer" was the leading Atari research and development company in Korea. Furthermore, they were proud to say they also were the LARGEST research and development plant in Korea. With the devaluation of the dollar against the yen, most American companies have been turning to Korea for a hedge against inflation.

Honguk Illbong Computers is based out of a five story, seven acre building in the heart of Teashion. It appeared to be no more then two years old and is the nicest building in Teashion, next to City Hall, that is. Unfortunately, they took my camcorder and John’s Nikon as soon as we started the tour. Thus, we were off on the tour of our life, with nothing to record our historic event. Oh well.....

Most of the building is designed for the manufacture of DRAM and other Similar chips (I guess this is why I can purchase 1 meg chips for only $3.00 on the open market). Although Korea is a dirty country (by American standards), the inside was spotless. It’s pure white walls, ceiling and floors with tons of fluorescent lights really impressed us. Everyone, including ourselves had to wear white robes and hair nets. They were very "Clean" oriented. They said "Tamala Orders"! Koreans always have a hard time saying names like "Tramiel" or "Coerper".

We finally made it into the heart of their research center. They had five Mega Fours, five STEs, five TTs and five lap tops (five is a lucky number in Korea) running 24 hours a day. Also, they had something that might be a replacement for the TT called the TT Plus.

The TT Plus is packaged in a "IBM" box. The Koreans are infatuated with this packaging. "We need to have easier upgrades. We need to compete with the Amiga and IBM series. We are the better computer!"

Here’s what it had inside: TOS 2.0, two 3 1/2 inch drives, one 5 1/4 inch drive, 26 megs of RAM with the opportunity to upgrade to one Gigabyte (just by plugging in the chips!), a 300 meg hard drive and the heart of the system is a 68050 chip!

I was awestruck and John was speechless. Could this be an Atari Research Center? Wow, they really had their act together. Jack has some fantastic plans for Atari!

We figured this was the last of the tour. The only thing left was the promised seven course dinner. However, Ms Yi, our tour guide, liked me (Korean women, unlike American women, LOVE bald men) and offered to show us the Atari JT. Usually you would never have a chance to see this, but

Dr Kwon isn’t working today, she said.

We entered into a clean "vault" two levels below the ground! Ms Yi said this room was guaranteed to withstand a nuclear attack! It was the most secure room in Korea and cost over three million dollars to build.

The Atari JT is their pride and joy. It is the State of the Art in Computer Technology. Ms Yi explained that the Atari JT was the most innovated and unique computer in the World. It was designed by Dr. Kwon Ki Hwon who is a recent Honor Graduate of MIT (Dr. Kwon is the Korean version of Steven Jobs and Bill Gates all rolled into one.)

Most computers are designed utilizing electricity and wires whereas the JT is designed with fiber optics and light impulses. Instead of the standard 680XX chip the JT is designed around Mr Kwon’s "Meguk Cugee Mal" chip technology. This chip is not 8, 16 or even 32 bits, but a whopping 128 bits with a 128 bit matrix bus!

The Atari JT gives you 12,500 X 8,500 resolution from a 24" Sing Song Sue Multisyne 12D color monitor. By pressing an added F-13 key you can display 136 characters on screen. Have you heard of a tailless mouse? The JT not only had a tailless mouse but also a cordless printer! That’s correct, you could place your printer anywhere within 20’ and it would work, perfectly!

By utilizing the 128 bit Meguk Cugee Mal chip and the 128 bit Matrix Bus, combined with fiber optics, the Atari JT actually works in Reverse Time. This is due to the "Cugee" part of Dr. Kwon’s chip. (You know

what the Cugee is, it’s the blue particles you see during Nuclear fusion, or that’s what they told us.) Anyway, Reverse Time enables your Atari to out speed any computer on the market, including the NExt Computer.

However, there were a few problems.... First, you must have at least 30 megs of RAM combined with at a Gigabyte of storage capabilities (they had 55 megs of RAM and 20 Gigabyte of storage). I know what your

saying, Atari JT uses UNIX, but this isn’t true. UNIX uses pipes and carries and is far to slow. TOS 2.0 is Multitasking and will be the Environment of the 90s.

Because Korea is a metric country, they’re having problems with the Gigabyte conversions. Plus, since Korea uses the Lunar Calendar there are problems with the built in calendar, they set it up by the Lunar Calendar. And finally, Dr Kwon designed this computer to work with only Master software. If you try to use a Pirated Copy, the computer automatically formats your hard drive. The problem is that it doesn’t always know the difference between a Master and a Pirate. (We rubbed a little Kimchi on ours and everything was recognized as a Master.) However, Dr. Kwon guaranteed that these small problems will be rectified within a month....or so.

But more about Reverse Time....

Reverse Time is exclusively an Atari Original. The best way to describe it is prior to double clicking on your icon the computer is already loading the program! Even better, prior to asking the program to do a sort, it’s done! Nothing can compares to this, anywhere! The unique thing with Reverse Time, is if someone tried to steal the concept and slow down the assembly lines, the JT would be delivered two to three months early!

The only problem with our visit, it was in a dream. April Fools >from Korea!

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ATARI USERS ASSOCIATION DOWN-UNDER

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by Jon Clarke

This week I would like to take a few minutes to explain what the AUA is doing outside the USA. As most of you will by now know, there is a world wide user group called "The Atari Users’ Association" based in the USA. As the name says it is a world-wide user group with members from Europe, Canada, Australia, America to all the way down-under in New Zealand and points in-between. We all have the one aim to unite the Atari community from Dealers to Users to Developers to User groups.

Over the last four months we have been sending information to User Groups here in New Zealand, Australia and Europe and we have had a tremendous response from them and their users. What does this mean to readers of Z*Net? Well, as alot of you are aware, there is a big lack of global information about Atari products and news apart from what you read here in Z*Net and some of the scarce magazines you read. For those of us down here, we are ’in-between-two-worlds’ so to speak. On one

hand we hear all the news and views from America and on the other, we have direct access into Europe, mostly via the United Kingdom (England) with all their magazines and software on the shelves of most Atari related shops. With this in mind we are spreading the word of the AUA to all points of the globe and via the AUA newsletter, are starting to spread some of these tit-bits world wide.

With the help of on-line systems we have been able to spread the news on a regular basis. Derek Signorini, the 'Director” of the AUA based in the USA has started ’AUA’ threads on Fido-net and F-Net, which are now modeming their way around the world. We have started Fido-mail threads going on the ’Fido-mail’ "UK,AUS,NZ and Communication" threads which have already been around the world and from the last message I received back, even been to Africa. Did you know the Atari ST and 8 bit were alive and well in Israel, South Africa, and even Zimbabwe. In fact, there is a Forem BBS in Israel on Fido-net, so look for the messages from that zone if you have not already seen them. These systems have been of great help and we have started a weekly RTC on GEnie. The first one was last Saturday at 9:00pm EST, and we had three countries represented. For those of you who would like to know more about the ‘Atari Users Association’ feel free to pop into this weeks RIC on GEnie and have a look at what is going on.

(C)1990 by Atari Corporation, GEnie, and the Atari Roundtables. May be reprinted only with this notice intact. The Atari Roundtables on GEnie are official information services of Atari Corporation Inc.

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This is an edited re-print of The Atari Users Association RIC held each Saturday evening at 9:00 pm EST, on the Atari RTC on the GEnie Network.

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<[Jon @ A.U.A] J.CLARKE6> Ok can we get under way Please ..........

<[Derek @ AUA] DC.SIGNORINI> Go ahead jon...

<[Jon @ A.U.A] J.CLARKE6> Ok news from the Atari Users Association Down-Under first then news from the Atari Users Association in the USA from Derek

1/ Australian User groups join.. ACE in New South Wales.. AACE in South Australia WAUG in Hamilton New Zealand WAUG in Wanganui NZ WACE in Wellington NZ MAUG in Palmerston North NZ.

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Also Atari-NZ are now open to all user groups for monthly meetings and discussion groups..

2/ FIDO-MAIL : an international thread from NZ has started. responses from Australia, UK and South Africa

have come to light.

That is it for a mo... Dereks turn then I will continue.. GO DC.

<[Derek @ AUA] DC.SIGNORINI> FNET conference has been established for the AUA and I have also begun petitioning for a designated FIDO base...

Overall, response has been heavy in the last 2 weeks. More and more people are beginning to comprehend what the AUA is about... While I have not approached the user groups as strongly as Jon , I have established

a link with several bbs’s throughout the country and have distributed the AUA material to those BBS’s...

We are going to begin work on a Video for the AUA that will be distributed free of charge to user groups to show at their meetings... the more we can help the user groups, the more they will help us.

I will also be sending complimentary issues to all user groups that we have listings for, and will also include Developers...

Our press release is almost complete, and that too will be distributed.

The AUA BBS list is 500 numbers long and growing... I am maintaining that on SuperBase Professional as well as the Club database!!! I am glad Precision Software published that database for

the ST

That is all for now...anyone have any questions??

<D.A.BRUMLEVE> Do groups join _as_groups_, or should the individuals join?

<[Derek @ AUA] DC.SIGNORINI> Groups as a whole...right now, we have made provisions for individual membership, however.....

<D.A. BRUMLEVE> Would a group voting to join need to fill out 40 forms, one for each member then?

<[Derek @ AUA] DC.SIGNORINI>

A strong plan for membership of entire user groups is being developed now... What we would like to see, Dot, is have the user group join First... Thenae.

<[Scott] S.FITZGERAL2> You will please send information to our group at the address I gave before?

<[Derek @ AUA] DC.SIGNORINI>

We are probably going to offer the user group members individual benefits, i.e. User groups can prosper from the AUA as well as individual members and also those not in a user group...

<D.A.BRUMLEVE> Also, does your newsletter accept ads?

<[Derek @ AUA] DC.SIGNORINI> Right now, Dot, we are offering FREE advertising but you have to supply the material ie...a stuffer. We will cover the postage.

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I assume they duplicate it for members...How come we don't do that in the US monthly?

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sure that you get all updated material here on Genie...in EMAIL. <[Jon @ A.U.A] J.CLARKE6>

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Are you working on EVERYTHING outside North America, Jon?

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