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tim lindner

Sep 5, 2002, 12:51:16 AM9/5/02
This was posted to the Flex User Group list recently. I got permission to
re-post it here.

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Subject: 68 Micro Journal
From: Mickey Ferguson <mickey...@yahoo.com>
To: Multiple recipients of fufulist <fufulist@.net>
Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2002 10:38:25 -0700 (PDT)

For a couple of old retired guys, Ron Anderson & I have been busy! :)

Back in the spring I made a trip up to Chattanooga & spent the better part of a
day with Larry Williams. We discussed everything under the sun, but mostly 68
Micro. I told him that Ron & I were planning on scanning 68 Micro and putting
it on CD-R for our own use & maybe sell a few sets to recover our costs [tho
not our time. You can't imagine the hundreds of hours we have invested!]

Larry & Tom are all for the idea but technically cannot give permission for
several reasons, mostly because Don left 68MJ equally to all 5 of his children.
And like any family of that size, they can't agree on what day of the week it
is! :) Larry has discussed this with his attorney and is of the opinion it is
covered by the "fair use" clause of the copyright law. His only stipulation was
that he get a copy of the original scans, plus a copy of the distribution disks
for himself and each of his siblings. [Believe it or not, but that is 105

At any rate, we've finished! Each page of the magazine is a 1024 pixel width
JPG file that is easier to read than the pages we started with! I did the
scanning and Ron did the adjusting. He did a masterful job! He thinks I had the
hard job, but I think he did! You wouldn't believe the differance in the before
& after images!

Ron has written a viewer program especially for viewing 68MJ files. It runs
under Win9x or ME [I'm not sure about XP.] If you are running Linux [or Windoze
for that matter] Compupic available from photodex.com also does an excellent
job. Ron's viewer program is included on the CD's.

This is a 5 CD set and is the complete 68 Micro. Every page from the first
issue thru the last all 8105 pages.

If you want a copy, you can order it from either Ron or me. But I would suggest
ordering from me unless you want to wait til October to order because Ron is
about to depart on an extended vacation. We are asking $25 for the set
including postage. If you are outside the U.S.A., better make that $30 if you
want air mail instead of slow boat! If you want a set send a check, money
order, or even cash [as Yogi Berra said "that's almost like money"] to:

Mickey Ferguson
P.O. Box 520
FL 32463-0520


Ron Anderson
1107 Citation Circle
NC 28739

NOTE: U.S. Funds only, please.


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