I got this message in my mailbox. I'm afraid I don't have time to contribute to their project with such a tight schedule, but probably some of you can. I'm sorry for the somewhat long message, but I couldn't find this same text on their web page. Marko ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2000 23:05:29 +0200 From: Matthias & Oliver <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: THE COMMODORE 64 CULTURE THE COMMODORE 64 CULTURE Hi, Was or is the Commodore 64 as fascinating to you as it was to us? The Commodore 64 is not produced today anymore. But it was the most beloved toy of the Generation of the eighties. Nowadays you can only find it in some dusty storerooms or it is used by some experimental musicians as an unusual soundmachine. WHO ARE WE? We are two graphic-designers from Wiesbaden, Germany, who grew up with the good old C64. They always told us, that we wasted our time with this thing. We didn´t, as we will prove today. WHAT DO WE WANT TO DO? At the end of 2000, we will as part of our degree, publish the german/english book "The Commodore 64 Culture" (working-title), which investigates the phenomenon "C64". We want to show the culture who grew around the C64: An uncommon tool for musicians, a nostalgia toy or a mere collectible. Experimental, objective, subjective with multimedial and funny (maybe quirky?) means. The supported CD-ROM will contain favorite songfiles, PC and MAC emulations, graphics and more. WHAT ARE WE INTERESTED IN? We are interested in the whole world of the C64: The story of the 8Bit-Machine, technical terms, the selling boom, fanzines, the games, the bootlegs, cracker, hacker, the demoscene, the selfmade hardware extensions, "learning basic" courses, the game industry boom, the snail datasette, first approaching diseases caused by overuse of the keyboard concerning listings, first use in the office, todays SID chip fans and whatever that is left of it. WHAT DO WE WANT FROM YOU? >From now on we look for material. At the beginning of our research we need your help. Therefore, we would like to collect as much material from fans, journalists and developers which can be stories, details, opinions or documentations of own projects. The best features will be published in the book and on the site. We are looking for every detail concerning the C64: We would appreciate any stories, details, links or contacts to people who welcome our project. And of course YOUR story! OK, WHAT SHALL YOU DO NOW? If you are interested, contact us and forward this mail to other people who might be interested. First of all we want to know what kind of C64 user you are or were. Please describe what you did with it. We are especiallly keen on all kinds of unusual stories. And of couse we are looking for answers for the most important question: Why in your opinion was the C64 so successful and what did it initiate? Please answer to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org If at all possible we would really be grateful for your permission to contact you for further questions. People often ask us about what they should write about. We always give the same answer: "Just ask yourself, what other fans could be interested in." So if you want send longer articles you found in the web or written by yourself send them to us. If you have some good links of c64 pages or if you have adresses or telephone numbers of insiders and developers or if you could provide us with other sources of research mail them to us please. mailto:email@example.com You can also be put on our german mailing list to receive information about the ongoing project if you wish. mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject SUBSCRIBE or REMOVE) We are happy about any kind of questions, suggestions and critics. And if you know someone who is as interested in this project forward him this mail. DEADLINE All material must be posted before the end of April because of our dense time schedule of our diploma. Thank you for your interest and help in our project. Matthias Schäfer Oliver Weiller Contact: Oliver Weiller +49-(0)611 / 90 11 822 Matthias Schäfer +49-(0)611 / 81 00 294 mailto:email@example.com http://www.c64culture.de (design still under construction) ********************************* By sending in any material you agree to following terms and conditions: It is understood that any contribution sent to us may be used for publication. All material may be published free from any boundaries be it time, space, language or form. Material chosen for publication may be edited for length and clarity. Complete articles will be quoted by the original author (pseudonym if you wish). We may publish excerpts or quotations without naming the author. ********************************* - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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