I had expected you to start charging for your excellent magazine sooner. I'm happy to send a check because you give value for your efforts. I'm sorry that your staff is underpaid ; as a member of the Armed Services I can appreciate the thankless position. I'd like to thank Mark Pelczarski of Penguin Software for his making modifiable programs available. I enjoyed his tenure with Softside and his programs with Co-Op. Though I usually set about to break uncopiable programs, it is with the intent to personalize them. No, I won't rip-off the efforts of authors considerate enough of my integrity and abilities to leave their wares unprotected. I do reserve the right to modify and improve the product for my personal use. And, if a dealer will give me a discount, I'll exploit that avenue, too. If ever I should improve a product sufficiently that I feel others would benefit, then I'll inform the author of my changes. Perhaps we could work something out? I'd like to condemn the Goldcoast Computer Club which is based in Florida now. It used to be in Kentucky. They have dealt unfairly with me and have failed to answer my letters or even acknowledge that I've sent them. I even sent them certified mail with no response. I would recommend that all computer owners avoid them and thus avoid my frustrating experiences. They owe me a good sum of money and when I return to the states I'll seek legal redress. Your magazine merits all the kudos lauded upon it. I'd like to see a column dealing with hi-res graphics routines if possible. Perhaps a discussion of DOS and its "mysteries" would be of interest to your readers, too. I really enjoy Assembly Lines, Ventures with VisiCalc, The Pascal Path, SoftCard Symposium and your Open Discussion. Of course the News, Reviews and Ratings are tops, too. I wish continued success to you and "our" magazine. Thank you!
David Lee Powell, Somewhere in Germany - V2N10