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The Documentary was SO worth making. —

Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 19:29:46 -0400
Subject: Okay, I admit it!


I’d seen your BBS documentary mentioned on Slashdot in the past, and
after a recent post about it, I decided to go to your site to see
about purchasing it. After all, I spent about a decade of my life
infatuated with the things!

I’ll admit, I saw the $50 price and balked. I was fully ready to
purchase it for $20-30, but it was just too much to justify spending
on something of which the quality was suspect. In the Slashdot
comments, I found a link to the 8 parts as individual torrents, and I
sucked them down overnight.

Throughout the week, I watched every single part. Let me tell you,
that before I’d even reached the end, I knew I was going to be sending
you the $50. Thank you so much for creating this. Not only was it a
fantastic piece of nostalgia, but it was an informative, and at times
emotionally poignant piece of work.

(Normally I wouldn’t send an admission of piracy to the creator of a
piece of work, but I’m sure you’ll understand.)

I’ve just sent in my order, and I eagerly await the 80 minutes of
bonus footage that I missed!

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