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Article #504 (635 is last):
From: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Newsgroups: freenet.sci.comp.atari.news
Subject: Invitation To Join The QWK Net
Reply-To: aa700@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Michael Current)
Posted-By: xx004 (Atari SIG)
Date: Sat Feb  8 17:46:14 1997


Date: Fri, 29 Nov 1996 10:37:26 GMT
From: tomhunt@bright.net (Tom Hunt)


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        Closer To Home Enterprises is happy to announce the grand 
opening of the IA8N's QWKNET.  IA8N = Independent Atari 8bit Network.
This network is ran by a group of volunteers that are dedicated, hard
core 8bit owners.

        I am seeking more individuals to join the network.
Individuals who join this network will receive weekly, or biweekly QWK
packets through internet email.  These packets contain messages from
member 8bit bulletin boards and from individual members of the
network.  These packets are ARCed and UU enocoded.  Both ARC and UU
encoders are readily available for almost every type of computer
system, including the Atari 8bit.

Highlights from recent message threads include:

        A member's recent pilgrimage to Poland to meet with 
        various developers.  He reports about a new IDE interface
        and Sparta Dos X clone for the 8bit.

        Discussions about the new HIP graphic format.  Announcment
        of the release of the new HIP slideshow program, and
        where to download it.

        Discussion about David Hunt's (no relation) release of
        Carina 2.7 into shareware, and where to download it.

        Discussions about how to use the 8bit to access the internet,
        including hot 8bit places to visit.  There are tips about
        which lynx servers are the best to use, how to do dns lookups,
        and free telnet bbses.

        Discussions about Larry Black's soon to be released ZSEND
        program.


Message bases that are currently available are:

        General
        Internet
        Programming
        Hardware
        User's Groups
        Whine Base
        Recipe
        Pets

        When an individual sends back a REPly packet to the network,
ARC must be used for compressing the packet.  But UU, HEX, and MIME
encoding of REPlies is allowed.

        The message bases have thousands of messages, many of which
contain information and references to programs that cannot be found 
anywhere, even on the internet.  So join the QWK Net today.  This is 
a FREE service to the 8bit community.  Ask about a sample QWK packet, 
so that you can see for yourself.

        Send inquiries to: tomhunt@bright.net

        "QWK Net, an Atari 8bit network, 100% managed, maintained, and
        published via internet email on an Atari 8bit computer."

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Tom Hunt, Closer To Home Enterprises. | PGP key available on keyservers, or
Developer of CTH Shareware.           | Finger tomhunt@bright.net
Sysop of The Closer To Home BBS, 419-368-4413, 3-14.4, USR. 
Key Fingerprint = 98 43 51 AD AA 85 69 07  42 51 A9 A0 65 4F 21 44

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Michael Current, 8-Bit Atari FAQ & Vendor/Developer Lists maintainer
   User groups: CAIN, SPACE, NWPAC / mailto:mcurrent@carleton.edu


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