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From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Subject: Help us fill POOLDISK II CD with public domain software
Reply-To: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Posted-By: xx004 (Atari SIG)
Date: Sat Nov 22 18:00:56 1997

From: (Ernest R. Schreurs)
Date: Thu, 09 Oct 1997 23:05:29 GMT

We are currently working on POOLDISK II.  For those of you that do not
know what this is, in October 1995 we created a CD-Rom filled with
public domain programs for the Atari 8-bit systems.  It also contains
shareware, freeware and everything else that can be distributed
freely.  All the public domain diskettes we have in our collection
have been copied to a PC with SIO2PC.  The POOLDISK CD thus
contains over 2300 files in the well known ATR format.  These can be
used with a real Atari 8-bit computer, by using SIO2PC or APE,  or
with the various Atari 8-bit emulators that exist.

We are now working on the second version of this CD.  Since prices of
blank CDR disks have dropped a lot compared to two years ago, we can
sell the new POOLDISK II disks at a very low price.  This is a great
opportunity to save all your own public domain disks and other disks
and material that can be copied freely.  If you send us a copy of
whatever you have, we can add it to the POOLDISK II, and this way, we
can help each other.  You will be able to get a backup of  your disk
collection, and everbody else will be able to use the stuff too.  Any
text files or any other material like pictures that can be stored on a
CD is also welcome.

So please check the stuff you own, and if there is anything that you
would like to share, send us a copy.  If you have some programs or
utilities that you wrote yourself, and did not think other people
would be interested in, now is the time to share it with everyone,
since we have lots of space on a CD-Rom.  Ask your friends and fellow
Atarians too.  We hope to be able to start production of the CD by the
end of November, so make sure you send us your stuff before that time.
We really need your help now.  We have gathered some 100 Dutch disks
for the new CD, but we think there must still be hundreds of programs
out there that deserve to be on the CD, so if you have any stuff, in
any language, we need it !  If you are unsure about whether or not
stuff is already on the POOLDISK, send us a list of the stuff you have
and would like to send us.

Our original POOLDISK was sold at US $ 35, but we can produce the
second POOLDISK much cheaper.  We have not yet set a fixed price,  but
the POOLDISK II will be sold at half that price or less!  Note that
this price is not fixed yet, as we are still considering the option to
make it a double-CD.  But rest assured that this CD will be real
cheap.  If we receive lots of stuff, we can make this a double CD, so
do not hesitate, send us everything you got !!  You can E-mail stuff
to me using my address: or you can send it by regular
mail to:

Ernest R. Schreurs
Kempenlandstraat 8
5211 VN  Den Bosch
The Netherlands

Keep those XL's/XE's humming!
Michael Current,
8-bit Atari FAQ and Vendor Lists,
Cleveland Free-Net Atari SIG, telnet:// (go atari)
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