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Terry Simons

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Terry Simons (194? - 2000) was founder of Mid-Iowa & Country CoCo Club (known as MI&CC), a Color Computer club based in Des Moines, Iowa. The club came into being sometime in 1990 and boasted a national membership (hence the addition of "& Country" to the club name, as Terry would explain).

During its existence, MI&CC provided members with a unique "disk newsletter" that came in the mail on 5.25" diskette. One could run the disk newsletter on a CoCo 3 and read various articles contributed by MI&CC members.

In 1993, Terry Simons and MI&CC hosted the "1993 Mid-Iowa Fest" at The INN in Des Moines Iowa. This two day CoCo fest was the only one of its kind, and brought vendors and participants from around the country.

collected a rather large library of CoCo software and offered its members access to the programs in this library for a modest copying and shipping fee. This library became a source of contention between Terry and a number of CoCo software authors who discovered that copyrighted software was being offered through the library without permission of the original authors.

On May 18, 2000 Terry passed away from complicatoins of throat cancer. He is buried at the Des Moines Masonic Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa.