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MESSAGE FROM ROOT CONSOLE...
KIM?
YES?
OK.  THIS IS THE VIRGIN TEST OF THIS CHAT SYSTEM.  I'M NOT AT ALL SURE IT WORKS
PROPERLY, SO IF NOT, SAY.
 
IT SEEMS OKAY SO FAR.  YOU SAW ABOUT MARKS?
NOT SEEN ANYTHING YET.  I HAVE J. COWAN ON THE PHONE RIGHT NOW, AND I'M NOT
MYSELF ON THE TREE.  
 
I LEFT A MSG UNDER BONSAI TREE.  ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR YOU
WANTED TO DISCUSS, OR JUST TESTING CHAT?

NOPE, JUST TESTING.  ALSO, J. COWAN SUGGESTED THAT I TEST IT, WHEN I MENTIONED
THAT YOU'D COME IN IN THE COURSE OF MY PHONE CONVO WITH HIM.  
 
ANY REASON FOR NOT DISPLAYING EACH CHAR. AS IT'S TYPED?  

EOF
MESSAGE FROM ROOT CONSOLE...
(SORRY) -- WHICH BUFFERS EACH LINE.  JUST A SEC....

SASDFJHASLKDJHF

AKJSDFASKJDFLASKJDH








EOF
MESSAGE FROM ROOT CONSOLE...
THIS IS A >REALLY< JURY-RIGGED CHAT SYSTEM.  SORRY ABOUT THE GLITCHES -- THIS
IS OF COURSE JUST A TEST VERSION.
 
NO PROBLEM.  EXPECT TO HAVE MULTI-USER CAPABILITIES EVER?  [NOT
TO MENTION CHAT.]

THE MULTI-USER STUFF SHOULD BE INHERENT, EXCEPT THAT THE XENIX FUNCTIONS I'M
USING FOR THE DATABASE FILES MAY OR MAY NOT PERMIT IT DUE TO THE RECORD-LOCKING
SCHEMES THEY USE.  BOTH COWAN AND I ARE NOVICES WITH THIS STUFF.  I >INTEND< TO
HAVE A SYSTEM THAT'S CAPABLE OF MULTIUSER USAGE, YES.
 
IT SHOULD BE INTERESTING; TOO BAD (914) ISN'T LOCAL FOR MOST
FLOKS.

WELL, THERE WILL BE MORE AND MORE XENIX SYSTEMS IN THE MARKET AT THE LOW END
FAIRLY SOON, I'D SAY, AND THIS SOFTWARE SHOULD BE PORTABLE (I HOPE) -- I ALSO
HOPE THAT THE SOFTWARE CAN BE PROPERLY DEBUGGED.  OK, LEMME SEE IF I CAN
RELEASE YOU BACK TO THE TREE.  ANY LAST WORDS?
 
NO, EXCEPT CONGRATS ON A FINE START.
a

OK, HANG ON
EOF

CHAT MODE IS NOW ENDED.

**************************************
WHO

YOUR NAME IS KIM MOSER
DO YOU WANT TO SEE YOUR MARKS (Y/N)? NO

BONSAI TREE > 0 
BONSAI TREE > 0 JUMP

#0 TOPMOST NODE OF BONSAI TREE

BONSAI TREE > MENU

 1   BONSAI TREE BASIC TRAINING
 2   THE POST OFFICE
 3   SYSTEM ANNOUNCEMENTS
 4   TOPICAL DISCUSSIONS
 5   CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING
 6   GENERAL DELIVERY

BONSAI TREE > 4 CHILD

MESSAGE #1000 FROM BONSAI TREE
TIME: TUE AUG  6 22:26:51 1985
TOPICAL DISCUSSIONS

THIS MESSAGE IS THE TAPROOT FOR WHATEVER TOPICAL DISCUSSIONS
MIGHT GERMINATE ON THE TREE.  IT'S ALSO THE TOP OF THE
ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE TREE MANAGEMENT TRIES FEEBLY TO USE TO
MAINTAIN SOME COHERENCE AND LOGICAL CONNECTIONS AMONG TREE
MESSAGES.  IF YOU'VE A WHIM TO DISCUSS SOMETHING NOT COVERED BY
ANY TOPIC HERE, FEEL FREE TO START A NEW BRANCH DEALING WITH
IT.  MANAGEMENT RESERVES TO ITSELF FINAL AUTHORITY OVER BRANCH
ORGANIZATION, BUT IS INCLINED TOWARD LENIENCE.


BONSAI TREE > 0 JUMP

#0 TOPMOST NODE OF BONSAI TREE

BONSAI TREE > JUMP

ENTER MARK TO JUMP TO:
(PRESS <RETURN> NOT TO JUMP AT ALL)
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? MAIL
#1014 * KIM MOSER

BONSAI TREE > 1015 JUMP

#1015 GHOD, WHAT A LONG INTRO STRING!

BONSAI TREE > DISPLAY

MESSAGE #1015 FROM JOHN COWAN
TIME: FRI AUG  9 01:15:40 1985
GHOD, WHAT A LONG INTRO STRING!

I HOPE DERE'S A TERSE MODE, BAAS!


BONSAI TREE > UP

#511 OK, HERE'S YOUR CHANCE.....

BONSAI TREE > UP

#507 MORE ABOUT LEAVING NEW MESSAGES

BONSAI TREE > MENU

 1   HOW THE TREE FORMATS TEXT
 2   THE BONSAI TREE MESSAGE EDITOR
 3   OK, HERE'S YOUR CHANCE.....
 4   SOMETHING ELSE ABOUT EDITING
 5   ANOTHER REMINDER ABOUT NEW USERS

BONSAI TREE > 2 CHILD

MESSAGE #509 FROM BONSAI TREE
TIME: TUE AUG  6 19:47:39 1985
THE BONSAI TREE MESSAGE EDITOR

WE KNOW, WE KNOW, THAT'S A PRETENTIOUS TITLE FOR THIS MESSAGE,
WHEN ALL WE'VE DONE IS ADAPT THE UNIX/XENIX "EX" EDITOR TO THIS
TREE.  BUT WE STILL HAVE TO EXPLAIN WHAT WE'VE DONE WITH IT. 
IT'S BEEN FITTED WITH A FRONT-END FILTER THAT ALLOWS ONLY A
SUBSET OF SIMPLIFIED COMMANDS, AND AN OUTPUT FILTER THAT
PROMPTS, MOST OF THE TIME, ANYWAY, WITH AN "EDIT: ".  SO WHAT
IF WE DIDN'T WRITE THE EDITOR ITSELF.

THAT LAST PARAGRAPH WAS FOR THE ONE-IN-A-THOUSAND SNOOTY UNIX
TYPE WHO'D OTHERWISE USE HIS FIRST TREE MESSAGE TELLING US
ABOUT HOW WE STOLE THE UNIX EX EDITOR.  PHOOEY TO HIM.  THIS IS
HOW THE TREE'S EDITOR WORKS:

AFTER YOU'RE THROUGH ENTERING MESSAGE TEXT WITH THE <N>EW
COMMAND, AND YOU SIGNAL THAT YOU'RE THROUGH ENTERING TEXT BY
TYPING A LINE SAYING "//<RETURN>", YOU'LL BE ASKED IF YOU WANT
TO EDIT THE MESSAGE.  IF YOU SAY <N>O, YOU'LL THEN BE ASKED
ABOUT SAVING THE MESSAGE IN FIXED FORMAT, AS WE DESCRIBED
EARLIER.  IF YOU SAY <Y>ES, THEN AFTER A BRIEF DELAY YOU AND
YOUR MESSAGE WILL BE PLACED IN THE TREE MESSAGE EDITOR. 
THERE'S ON-LINE HELP AVAILABLE INSIDE THE EDITOR IN CASE YOU
NEED IT, BUT IT'S SKETC WILL BE PLACED IN THE TREE MESSAGE EDITOR. 
THERE'S ON-LINE HELP AVAILABLE INSI

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