May 23, 1997 - VOICE is pleased to announce that Brad Wardell from Stardock Systems
will be a guest speaker at our June 18, 1997 meeting. Per Judy McDermott, VOICE
Liaison, "We'll schedule his session from 8-9pm EDT and he will contribute
a registered copy of the new OS/2 golf games Links/2 as a door prize. I believe
he is going to come up with a trivia question to determine who wins." So join
us on WEBBnet and maybe you'll be the lucky soul who wins a copy of what looks like
the next great game for OS/2. As always, for more information on VOICE and our IRC
group meetings, please check out our home page http://www.os2voice.org
May 21, 1997 - The voice home page is now active. Our web master Blane Boynton and
our Web committee now undertake the task of updating the pages and making http://www.os2voice.org
a world class source of OS/2 information, tips, and support for our favorite
computer operating system.
May 20, 1997 - VOICE & WarpStock, as reported by Gerry
Allies joined in a mutual cause... VOICE the premier internet organization for OS/2 users and the WarpStock committee are teaming together to bring the WarpStock event to fruition. WarpStock is progressing rapidly towards the inaugural event in LA later this fall. This collaboration was brought about when Michael Perry contacted VOICE board members about the prospects of assistance from VOICE.
VOICE along with representatives from various user groups are currently researching and organizing the video and audio broadcasting of this event through the internet. Many methods of achieving optimal results are currently being researched. At this point no possibility has been discarded. Possible methods include Video capture and broadcast, Quickcam captures posted to a website, Quickcam's used in conjunction with Intercomm, as well as other VTC equipment.
May 18,1997 - We will be interviewing one of the VOICE board members in each issue
of the VOICE newsletter. This months interview is with VOICE Liaison officer Judy
VOICE> How long have you used OS/2?
Judy> I've been running OS/2 Warp for about 3 years. I started out with Warp for windows, on floppy no less. Then went to Warp Fullpack. Experience is the best teacher, so I made sure I got it on CD. Then had Warp 4.0 preordered and installed it on September 25, 1996, and I've never looked back. As a matter of fact..looking forward to the next release of Warp.
VOICE> How do you currently use OS/2?
Judy> Computing is my hobby. I run a http ftp and irc server on my system. I spend quite a bit of free time maintaining my homepage, browsing the net and responding to email. When I'm not in VOICE meetings <G> I plan on setting up a LAN in the near future. Now that will be a challenge!
VOICE> What is your background in computers?
Judy> I have no background in computers. I got my first computer about 6 years ago and didn't even know how to access the A: drive. How fast we learn. I've since built my own system from the motherboard up, and also built another box from spare hardware. I must be doing something right, hubby even trusts me to install hardware on his machine now.
VOICE> How long have you been running your Judy's Warped World (http://oeonline.com/~mandie1) site and how did that get started?
Judy> I found that browsing for OS/2 information had added so many bookmarks that they were getting way out of hand. There were so many useful sites for OS/2 information that I decided that I would dedicate a homepage to OS/2 Warp that would assist OS/2 users in finding what they needed on one site instead of having to search for needed information so I created Judy's Warped World about 2 years ago.
VOICE> How did you get involved with VOICE?
Judy> David Both originally came up with the idea of forming an organization to promote OS/2. A lot of ideas and goals were tossed around in the Promote OS/2 forum, now known as the VOICE forum, at http://www.millennium-technology.com. I suggested that we have a weekly IRC session so that details could be discussed in *real time* and that has resulted in our weekly VOICE meetings. Being a home user of OS/2, I was indeed aware of the major focus being placed on the corporate market and the individual, SOHO users being left by the wayside. I wanted to be a part of an organized campaign to promote OS/2.
VOICE> What does a 'Liaison Officer' do?
Judy> I'm responsible for carrying out official correspondence and maintaining a database of contacts such as user groups, ISV's and IBM contacts. I work closely with all of the board members to assure that all significant information is communicated to the appropriate source. and grant interviews with the VOICE Newsletter reporter <G>
May 13, 1997 - Judy McDermott, VOICE Liaison Officer announces that InnoVal Software
Solutions has graciously contributed a license for their Post Road Mailer which
will be given away as a door prize at the May 28th meeting of VOICE on the WEBBnet
IRC network. The meeting will start at 8PM EDT, (00:00 GMT). For more information
on IRC and WEBBnet please checkout Judy's page http://oeonline.com/~mandie1/voice.htm
May 12, 1997 - Judy McDermott, VOICE Liaison Officer announces that on May 21, 1997
at 8PM EDT, (00:00 GMT), Robert Mauro, President of Cybercom, Inc. will be our special
guest speaker in #voice on WEBBnet in our regular VOICE virtual group meeting on
IRC. Mr. Mauro is one of the key developers of the forth coming AccuCount/2, an
accounting package for OS/2. For more information on IRC and WEBBnet please checkout
Judy's page http://oeonline.com/~mandie1/voice.html
May 7, 1997 - The VOICE Web Site contest has come to a close. The winning entry
was submitted by Blane Boynton. His prize was a copy of Gamma Tech Utilities, provided
by SofTouch Systems, Inc. and a 1 year membership to VOICE. In addition Blane will
take on the responsibility of VOICE Webmaster. Mark Rudy and Dan Lonergan will also
receive 1 year paid memberships for VOICE for their web site entries. We at VOICE
would like to take this opportunity to thank all who submitted entries. Look for
our new Web Site to be operational within the next few weeks. The URL is http://www.os2voice.org