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UnderColor, Volume 1, Number 4, February 1, 1985

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  • Title: Fifth Anniversary
  • Text:

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.”
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.
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.
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