Letters to the Zone

We're with You Except Maybe on the Spandex

Date: Mon, 02 Sep 1996 21:00:05 +0000
From: Robert Ballot <nomead@earthlink.net>

Very funny stuff. But, you know what, in spite of all the gibes, 10cc,
Kansas, Yes and Styx were all actually quite good at what they did:
music. And I'd love to see Pat Benatar in spandex again sometime soon.

Sometimes We're Not Sure Either

Date: Mon, 26 Aug 1996 14:06:50 -0700
From: Ramlah Din <ramlah@sintok.uum.edu.my>
Organization: Pusat Komputer, UUM
Subject: feedback - I'm tired

I really don't know what's it actually happening around here,
but please help me because I'm so tired already of thinking
& wondering.

Just asking.

Please make it simpler, I find it hard to unserstand.

Subject: Why no respond?

I think I begin to like your game.

Do you read me?

Subject: Chow dulu - understand?

See you tomorrow.

We Knew Someone Would Eventually Notice All That Content

Date: Tue, 13 Aug 1996 02:50:37 -0400
From: Jeffrey Erlich <jeff@cs.mcgill.ca>

Dear EZone:

Thank you for putting content on the net. I've been looking for
something interesting to read on the net for 3 or 4 years now, and
Enterzone is the first thing interesting enough to keep me up 3 hours
past my bedtime. :)

I really liked 8 minutes. Although I haven't yet discovered the mobius
strip symbolism?? Maybe Martha is just an Escher fan?!?

Keep it up.

Jeff Erlich
Jeff's Page

Surgical Criticism

From: Jbslaw@aol.com
Date: Thu, 4 Jul 1996 09:49:16 -0400

more art with less matter

Usually Don't Publish Bulletins but He's Brief

Date: Sun, 23 Jun 1996 02:15:02 -0700
From: peter rosvik <peter.rosvik@pp.qnet.fi>

Great site you have! My artsite is updated, you are welcome to visit it
at http://www.qnet.fi/rosvik--

Peter Rosvik
HovrÉttsesplanaden 3 B 2
FIN-65100 Vasa, Finland

Phone: +358 (9)61 3122067
Fax: +358 (9)61 3122067
e-mail: peter.rosvik@pp.qnet.fi


Think of the Movie Deals Lost in the Mail

Date: Mon, 01 Jul 1996 22:07:48 -0700
From: jedgar <jedgar@nccn.net>

Pretty amazing to be one of the rare web sites to make the New
, only to change your URL just prior to publication.

We'd Trade All the Kudos for Some Writing by Kia Mennie in a New York Minute

From: kmm@engsoc.carleton.ca
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 1996 02:16:39 -0400

Good hello,

a thousand hasty congratulations on your well-deserved New Yorker
write-up, eh?


Gotta Remember That One (Broke My Elbow)

From: LBKasper@aol.com
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 1996 18:19:26 -0400
Subject: questions

i came across the zone, and am VERY interested in learning more about it. I broke my elbow, so i can't write much now -

BUT, i'm interested in knowing more about the people who work and create for the zone - the authors if you will. are you/they a berkeley students? What programs/areas of study? how did they get involved? if you could gather up some responses...i'd REALLY appreciate it.

i'm an artist trapped in a world that i chose to join, but no longer
understand. i want to find out more about other worlds. do you think
someone can share some insight?



OK, let's see: briefly. One of us, the webmaster, was around that time a graduate student in the Archaeology department. Another one of us, the managing editor, went to U.C. Berkeley at two different times in her life, but we were never affiliated with Berkeley, our original server there was semi-official, and we are now hosted by AALN and have our own domain name (ezone.org). Our contributors come from all over the U.S. and from abroad. Mostly they approached us originally, although the contributors to the first few episodes were mainly people I personally asked to contribute. Hope this helps.


Aw, You Had To Say That... (thanks)

Date: Tue, 11 Jun 1996 09:14:27 -0400
From: Michael Joyce <MIJOYCE@vassar.edu>
Subject: wonder
To: xian@ezone.org
Organization: Vassar College
X-Mailer: Mozilla 2.0 (Macintosh; I; PPC)


the new ezone is spectacular, very beautifully designed and rich with
writing. What a pleasure!


Nother Quickie

Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 12:18:35 -0800
From: Jeffrey Hull <nutscape@sirius.com>

I'd like to personally invite you to the birth of Nutscape, the
electro-organic design cytoplasm. It was unearthed by one Jeffrey
Blair Hull, mad-genius and art-guy.



From a Private Follow-Up to the Previous

>One of these days I'm going to experiment; start at an arbitrary page, go
>to one of its links, go to another link from the second site, etc., and see
>how far I can go. Maybe try it w/ a few different starting points. No, this
>is not a new idea, it's simply "surfing", but I haven't really done this in
>a big way.
>I'm stumbling through my own writing efforts w/ a local writing group;
>besides being entertaining, perhaps this experiment would be a useful
>trigger for ideas. Sort of a zen writing exercise.

Definitely. I've had people describe Enterzone (or the entire Web) as a huge hyper-novel. There's something to that.


You Like Us. You Really Like Us>

Date: Sun, 28 Apr 1996 15:13:38 -0700
From: D.Collmer@m.cc.utah.edu (D.Collmer)

Best Discoveries on the Web, 1996:

Hunter's site
zuzu's petals

Who woulda thought? So much creativity and intelligence graces the net!
(And so much of that from the hands of deadheads :-) )
Keep up the good work. Enterzone is a nice find, indeed.


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