Aug.04,1999 Cleveland Free-Net Closing

From: Atari SIG (xx004@cleveland.Freenet.Edu)
Date: 08/17/99-04:37:07 PM Z

From: xx004@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Atari SIG)
Subject: Aug.04,1999 Cleveland Free-Net Closing
Date: Tue Aug 17 16:37:07 1999

Dear fellow Atarian:

As you may or may not have heard, Case Western Reserve University has
announced that it plans to discontinue the Cleveland Free-Net Community
Computer System.  I am sending you this notice because you are listed on
the Atari SIG user directory listing on the Cleveland Free-Net.

I want to thank you on behalf of myself and the other Atari SIG Operators
for your continued support of the Atari SIG on the Cleveland Free-Net.
The Cleveland Free-Net Atari SIG has been known worldwide for providing
excellent information to Atarians.  We were also once known for the popular
CAIN Newsletter.  This was a monthly newsletter that could be found on
ftp sites throughout the world.  Michael Current over the years has
provided 8-bit Atari users with an excellent 8-bit support area.  It was
probably and perhaps still is the best source for 8-bit Atari users 
anywhere.  Fred Horvat has always provided users with Atari news--and
probably will until the end!  Bruce Nelson has been contributing online
publications to the Atari Library for years.  Mark Leair and myself have
stayed with the SIG until the end.

Even though Atari, as a company, is gone, there will always be an Atari
product out there that someone needs support for.  This is why I recommend
to everyone that has the time to download everything they can from the
Atari SIG before the information is gone.  It is valuable information that
will be lost with the power down of the Free-Net computer systems.

I also ask that everyone that still uses an Atari product or has one in a
closet some place to respond to this e-mail with an e-mail address other
than Free-Net's e-mail address that we can reach you at.  We may someday
decide to move our information to another part of the Internet.

Thank you again for your support.  It was nice being able to provide 
support for the greatest products ever created.

Len Stys, Atari SIG Manager

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