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 After you live
 And finally die
 All that remains
 Is the question
 Why?

                                            A certain Dutch idiot

                BIG SURPRISE (THE BIGGEST EVER):
               THE ST NEWS CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS

                      by Richard Karsmakers

 The  winds  sweeps the desolate street.  Or is it the  sun  that
burns the asphalt?
 We couldn't care less.  If you feel you've got something to  say
to  us,  no  matter what the weather is  like,  please  take  the
trouble to jot down something on paper (or a tape,  or video,  or
piece of ladies' underwear) and send it to us.  We like  anything
(yes,  we aren't particularly choosy). Part of the reasons behind
setting up this correspondence address was to gain contacts  with
freaky  computer people from all over the globe.  So far we  have
gotten into touch with Nutty Norwegians,  Extravagent English and
even an Insane Icelander - but where are the Furious French,  the
Amazing  Americans,   the  Incomprehensible  Indians,  the  Jolly
Japanese,  the  Fabulous  Fins  and  the  Grotesque  Germans?  We
appreciate  loads  of correspondence,  both  idiotic  and  highly
intellectual!
 Do  you think you've written a nice review of a  game,  utility,
or  pieca  hardware?  Have you  written  something  non-computer-
related  that you'd like to see published?  Has  your  girlfriend
finished with you because she saw Don Johnson on TV?  Do you like
Metallica or guitar wizards?  Do you read books?  Do you  breathe
several times a minute?  Are your organising a Coding Convention?
Are  you bidepal?  Just writen something and send it  to  us!  It
would have to be pretty damn bad for it not to get published.
 We are NOT some kind of elite corps of writers.  We want to make
lots  of friends,  and we want to offer every computer freak  the
possibility to become FAMOUS (well, a bit).

 So  if  the above has convinced you to get into touch  with  us,
send your correspondence (or anything else that doesn't  contains
bombs) to:

 ST NEWS
 Sibeliuspark 771
 NL-5343 BT  Oss
 The Netherlands

 Also if you have access to Email or something similar, you might
be able to reach Stefan at:

 stefan@spcc.spc.nl
or
 stefan!spcc386.uucp.nl

 If you'd like to have it read by me, please make good ol' Stefan
(who  lives  at the correspondence address) thoroughly  aware  of
that fact - he often tends to forget mentioning things to me.  If
you lack having complete and utter trust of Stefan's memory (like
I do), you can always send your correspondence to me directly:

 Richard Karsmakers
 Looplantsoen 50
 NL-3523 GV  Utrecht
 The Netherlands

 If you want Stefan to read it,  please make me thoroughly  aware
of that fact!

 Er...."wot's ze big surprise?"
 Well, there isn't any, really. But we had to employ some kind of
trick to get you to read this article (I bet you would never have
read this normally).
 Sorry for that.  Sue us.  Or,  even better:  Send us a long  and
emotional letter why you are disappointed because of the lack  of
surprise. Direct your letter to any of the above addresses...

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