Send Something Black

Voice Card  -  Volume 18  -  John Card Number 6  -  Fri, Jan 25, 1991 1:58 AM

A few minutes ago I was perusing a local bulletin board with my new modem, and I pulled across an odd little package from David Rakowski. All I know about Mr. Rakowski is that he lives somewhere in Massachusetts and is the source of more than half of the wacky sounds in our Sound-Of-The-Month Club. He never asks for money; instead he asks for postcards.

After checking out the package, a laser font called Crackling Fire, I decided it wasn't worth distributing as an Archipelago gift. Part of the documentation that came with it, however, is worth passing along. Rakowski has found an even BETTER way of acknowledging his freeware. I REALLY like this idea:

"CracklingFire is 1991 by David Rakowski, Alle Rechte Vorbehalten. No money is requested, but if you like the font, and if you are in the mood, please send a postcard of something black to Victoria Salter, 703 Dodge Hall, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027. The postcard should read: Dear Victoria. The chickens have come home to roost and the window is open. Now nothing can stop us from overturning it. Tee hee!"