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To: nylug-talk@barley.electriclichen.com 
Subject: [nylug-talk] Informal blurt about Refund Day Monday 15 February 1999
 in New YorkCity 
From: Jay Sulzberger <jays@panix.com> 
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 13:55:29 -0500 (EST) 
cc: chris@netmonger.net, jgleason@electriclichen.com, 
Jay Sulzberger <jays@panix.com> 
Sender: owner-nylug-talk@electriclichen.com 

We are going to assemble at noon on Monday at the Eighth Avenue entrance
of the building at 50th Street and Eighth Avenue which houses Microsoft's
NYC headquarters.  Who knows what we will do, but we will do something
there.  We have a room at the Day's Hotel across the street and from noon
until 6:00 pm we shall be available to reporters and we shall be taking
delivery of three computers and recording carefully the first bootings,
the removals of all bits of Microsoft OSes from the hard disks, the
swearings of the affidavits, and the mailings to the OEMS of our requests
for a refund.  After that we'll install various free OSes on the three
machines and explain the advantages, fair advantages, which free OSes have
over source secret single vendor OSes, and we'll explain the unfair
advantages the source secret OSes have amongst the 85% of computer buyers
who are not sophisticates with regard to computers.  We expect some
interested observers from various consumer groups, government agencies,
etc., and we hope that Microsoft sends over a spokesmodel^spokesperson so
they get a chance to tell their side of the story.

Jay Sulzberger <secretary@lxny.org>
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.
http://www.lxny.org



PS.  A more formal notice will go out tonight and also be placed on the
website:

http://www.netmonger.net/~onr/ny/welcome.html

To: nylug-talk@barley.electriclichen.com 
Subject: [nylug-talk] What is Needed on Refund Day Monday 15 February 1999
 in New YorkCity 
From: Jay Sulzberger <jays@panix.com> 
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 02:25:40 -0500 (EST) 
cc: jgleason@electriclichen.com, chris@netmoner.net, 
Jay Sulzberger <jays@panix.com> 
Sender: owner-nylug-talk@electriclichen.com 

We have need of the following:

1. a standard external modem

2. standard power cords, power strips, extension cords, a surge
protector

3. standard telephone extension cords, various mating devices, and a
toolkit for dealing with these things

4. CDs of various free OSes, with boot disks, if possible

5. as many boot/root/rescue kits as possible

6. blank floppies

7. magic markers and large sheets of paper.

We are pretty sure we have enough laptops, but more are always welcome.

If you do not bring any of the above come anyway!  You are welcome just as
you are! 


Reminder:

Some will assemble at noon at the entrance of the building,
825 Eighth Avenue, which is between 50th and 49th Streets.  All afternoon,
others will come to that site, and also to the Day's Hotel,
at 790 Eighth Avenue, between 49th and 48th Streets.  Ask for the room of
LXNY.  This event is an all afternoon event, and we will be in the room
from noon until 6:00 pm.  Three Official Buyers will take delivery of
their machines, and demonstrate that end users need not pay for what they
do not want and will not use.  All this will be carefully recorded and
published.


Jay Sulzberger <secretary@lxny.org>
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.
http://www.lxny.org

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