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This is my fifth anniversary in the computer “business.” In December of 1979 I officially traded in my amateur status, taking $20 from Byte magazine for an obscure essay called “Relative Subroutines for the Z-80.<br>
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time, since on August 17 we were tossed out of our last job.<br>
Now here I am with a publication called Under Color, five years wiser (I hope), but still believing that trust and good will have been the hallmarks of the personal computer field. Even the pirates and copy-protectors have been sincere. Trust made Under Color possible, a trust that (no matter how cynical my leanings) gives me a kind of hope. <br>
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Yet—a month late and a few advertisements short—the first issue of Under Color was mailed. Subscribers—756—had been processed through out temporary, creaky, Model I-based subscription "system" in time to receive copies with computer labels. The rest were typed or handwritten.<br>
Most of the computer friends I’ve made over the past few years have been unseen. I know your voices only through your letters, messages on CompuServe, or notes attached to subscription blanks. Occasionally we’ll talk on the telephone. You are a most unusual and diverse group, linked only by a common thread of curiosity. <br>
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With only our own funds and your subscription investment, we have begun an experiment in long-distance publishing: Deb Marshall edits from Maine, Clare McCarthy designs in New Hampshire, and I fret in Vermont. Our authors come from Minnesota and California and New York and Texas. I haven't see Deb since September, nor Clare for two years. Yet Under Color is underway—through mail and telephone, but most of all through trust.<br>
You trusted me to bring you Under Color, and I trusted you to support me. I couldn’t do it alone, of course; some trusted friends helped, giving effort and energy without any compensation beyond my gratitude. We struggled against <br>
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They say the computer industry will undergo a shake-out this year, that everyone's running scared. Maybe I'm a fool, but your initial response to Under Color gives me confidence. As we enter the new year together—and gladly leave 1984 to philosophers—I wish you all the very best.<br>
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—D.B.K.—
 
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UnderColor, Volume 1, Number 4, February 1, 1985

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time, since on August 17 we were tossed out of our last job.
Yet—a month late and a few advertisements short—the first issue of Under Color was mailed. Subscribers—756—had been processed through out temporary, creaky, Model I-based subscription "system" in time to receive copies with computer labels. The rest were typed or handwritten.
With only our own funds and your subscription investment, we have begun an experiment in long-distance publishing: Deb Marshall edits from Maine, Clare McCarthy designs in New Hampshire, and I fret in Vermont. Our authors come from Minnesota and California and New York and Texas. I haven't see Deb since September, nor Clare for two years. Yet Under Color is underway—through mail and telephone, but most of all through trust.
They say the computer industry will undergo a shake-out this year, that everyone's running scared. Maybe I'm a fool, but your initial response to Under Color gives me confidence. As we enter the new year together—and gladly leave 1984 to philosophers—I wish you all the very best.
—D.B.K.—