Greetings, I'm Harv Laser, and since 1985 I've run an online service for Amiga owners called AmigaZone. You may also recognize my name from the hundreds of Amiga reviews and articles I've written for Amiga magazines for many years.
A few days ago, you may have logged into CompuServe in your usual way, with your usual terminal program or telnet client and tried to go to one of the Amiga Forums, only to be hit with this disturbing message:
Well isn't that a kick in the face? You can't access the Amiga Forums with your Amiga anymore, except as a "visitor."
Basically, CompuServe (bought out by AOL earlier this year) has decided that rather than make a version of their new AOL-like custom front end software for its faithful Amiga-owning customers, they tell you to go get a Gates Crate or a Mac if you still want access. How nice of them. Is this a company you want to keep giving money to?
Well I'm here to invite you to come and join AmigaZone, and I'll tell you why..
AmigaZone can be accessed with ANY type of computer, especially your Amiga.
We have different interfaces depending on how you want to log in.
You can telnet to amigazone.com from any internet-connected account, and log into our easy BBS/Text style interface, all menu driven, with context-sensitive help everywhere. This interface works with any terminal program you own, or any Amiga telnet client. Trust me, I own them all and I've used them all. I've been doing and writing about Amiga telecommunications since 1985! I currently access the Zone myself using AmTelnet, MiamiTelnet, Amiga terminal programs, and even with my hand-held PDAs' terminal programs!
And what does membership in AmigaZone get you?
Here's just a partial list of what we offer:
I could go on, but you get the idea. AmigaZone is a professionally maintained, full service system, wholly dedicated to the Amiga and Amiga users. You can access it with the oldest Amiga you can find and a simple terminal program, or the most full blown system you own. It's up to you. No proprietary, Windoze/Mac interface required.
Interested? Want to join? Okay, here's how:
a) Phone our host, CalWeb Internet Services, any time, 24 hours a day at 1-800-509-9322 and say "I want to join AmigaZone for $12.95/month!" You can join with any major credit card, or be invoiced in the mail monthly. The price is the same either way, and there is NO signup fee.
b) Use our SECURE SSL Web site to sign up. Just go to http://www.amigazone.com/, and click the horribly obvious "JOIN NOW" graphic at the top. This will take you to the SSL site, which works fine with Amiga web browsers, where you can enter all your signup and payment information.
And while supplies last, if you join AmigaZone, when your signup is verified, I will mail to you absolutely FREE a brand new copy of Dale Larson's book, "Connect Your Amiga!", a $24.95 value.
I've only scratched the surface of what AmigaZone offers. It's an online community, a resource, a vast wealth of information, and a very friendly place to be. There are NO extra-cost areas. Never have been, never will be. Your membership gets you UNLIMITED access to the Zone, 24 hours a day, every day, whether you telnet in, Web in, or FTP in.
For those of you who are disappointed and disgusted with what Compuserve has done to you, I offer you a new online home. Come join us!
AmigaZone Founder and Sysop