Author: Fred Cranston
Date: September, 1989
Keywords: registration card humor macbandit navigator desk paint
Text: I received the Desk accessory Desk Paint from Zedcor. On the disk was a file titled ''Read Me.'' Here is an exact copy of the fourth paragraph of ''Read Me'': In order for us to inform you of important upgrades and refinements you must mail us the registration ASAP. Many people lament over not having done so (like some of the old DeskPaint 1.0 customers). We can serve you better when we know who you are. **You will also be illegible for special discounts on future products. I am curious about the word illegible in the last sentence. Does it mean that they will be unable to read my feelings by looking at my face? Or did they mean that if I don't send in my registration I would become ineligible for special discounts? Perhaps they were urging me to practice better penmanship (and with good reason). In any case, I am looking forward to using DeskPaint especially on my 512KE in my office. I've been having trouble opening up MacPaint 2.0 on an 800K disk which also has WriteNow on it. I keep getting a message that there is not enough memory. I hope Desk-Paint will do away with this problem. * * * You may remember a SMUG disk last spring that had the game Mac-Bandit on it. BEWARE! MacBandit is troublesome under Multi-finder. My folly was to type in a portion of a document, not Save it, and then play MacBandit. When I closed MacBandit I got the big BOMB, so I had to restart and rewrite my document. This only happens under Multifinder. It seems to happen mostly when closing by clicking on the little closing box; it doesn't always happen when I Quit under the File menu. This kind of problem is called an intermittent and is most maddening. * * * Did someone give me a disk with Navigator or HFS Navigator on it? If you have such a program, BEWARE! My disk containing this has acquired a virus. Does anyone know where Navigator came from? Unknowingly I passed it on to Jack Russell. Fortunately, Jack practices safe computing and does not commit as many follies as I do; he checked the disk out before using it.
Copyright © september, 1989 by Fred Cranston