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? Dave 'Spaz of TLB' Moss

                      by Richard Karsmakers

 Yes,  I  know  that there is hardly anyone on this orb  we  call
earth  that wants an epilogue,  prologue,  or monologue for  that
matter.  Yet it is my firmest of beliefs that an event the  likes
of the ST NEWS International Christmas Coding Convention deserves
one, even if no living soul bothers reading it.

 Reflecting back on the Convention (which is aided  significantly
by  the video shots and photos we made),  I has to  be  concluded
that  the  days on which it happened have been some of  the  most
intense of my life.  And not only have these days been intense  -
no, they have also been gratifying, thankful and fullfilling. The
sheer thought that an ST NEWS Convention brought joy to the lives
of  so many people (including its organisers) makes one  sense  a
peculiar  kind of warmth inside that but rare individuals get  to
experience ever in their lives.
 The  Convention has been the best computer-related event  in  my
entire  life,  and  I think nothing will happen within  the  near
future that will allow this incredible experience to be banned to
one of the more stashed-away corners of my memory.

 If  you,  dear reader,  have attended the  Convention,  I  would
sincerely  like  to thank you for all  your  consideration,  your
behaviour, and your general being nice to everybody.
 If you haven't, I would like to advise you to read the real-time
articles thorougly (if you haven't done so already),  and to  get
your hands on the official Convention Vid' (see elsewhere in this
issue of ST NEWS for ordering details).  These will allow you  to
profoundly  grasp  the atmosphere of the Convention -  which  was
altogether amazing.

 For  me,  the  Convention was a  once-in-a-lifetime  experience.
Something totally unlike any other similar events. It was unique.
It was beautiful. It was intense.
 It was the ST NEWS International Christmas Coding Convention.

         Thank you for bothering to read this epilogue.

The text of the articles is identical to the originals like they appeared in old ST NEWS issues. Please take into consideration that the author(s) was (were) a lot younger and less responsible back then. So bad jokes, bad English, youthful arrogance, insults, bravura, over-crediting and tastelessness should be taken with at least a grain of salt. Any contact and/or payment information, as well as deadlines/release dates of any kind should be regarded as outdated. Due to the fact that these pages are not actually contained in an Atari executable here, references to scroll texts, featured demo screens and hidden articles may also be irrelevant.