by Tron of Zylon
This is usually conducted in the relative security of an "ARMY" / "AIR FORCE" camp (German Police do not have any jurisdiction in these places) but what really happens is that they all sit around "Transfixed" to "X-COPY" and proceed to copy what L A M E oldies they can get there greasy little hands on and if thats not all the really "GREAT" guys usually a "SENIOR RANK" (sgt & above cause they are rich bastards) stand to attention next to there "BOG STANDARD" Amiga 2000, A 590 Hard Drive, Twin 3.5 Disk Drives & 1084 Monitor and talk about such things as: "Oh i felt it was time that i should upgrade to a BIG machine as the 500 was comming to the end of its capabilities!" or: "Well of course i do have a collection of over 600 disks and all full of the latest stuff" Pueek!
Gentlemen, let me tell you, these guys would not even be able to tell you how you could edit a "Startup-Sequence" let alone take the 500 to its limits! (I've yet to see someone who can!) Another favourite pastime of the B.A.O.R. AMIGA USER LAMER is to go out and buy a really expensive colour printer and spend half his life trying to figure out how it works, but he doesn't realise his preferences are not set! As i said before they meet and discuss what piece of software they should buy "Legitimatly" for the club after paying there monthly 10 or 20 Deutch marks to help offset this cost, so they go ahead and buy something like "MINI OFFICE " or "SUPERBASE PROFESSIONAL". After weeks of waiting for it to arrive in the post they quickly (again) insert X-Copy. These dudes are pig stupid and deserve an irreversable sentence of sheep shagging for all eternity!
Yes folks, the B.A.O.R. scene really and truly is the badest scene that ever has exsisted in the history of the Amiga. Ok maybe there are the other one or two dudes out here who are cool guys, but seriously it seems that over the past 2 years everyone has advanced positively except the "Brits" serving over here. A word of advice to you guys and you know who i mean...
1 Get a good GERMAN contact, he will show you the real scene!
2 Try to get invites to copy parties, they' re the tops for meeting cool guys!
3 Tell them you are a Brit serving here in Germany and wish to spread their work on your scene because both of you will profit from it.
4 Arrange some evenings at your clubs inside the various camps where the German guys can come in and exchange their views and more importantly knowledge, they will only be to pleased to accept.
5 And lastly Germany is the centre of all that goes on in the Amiga scene so make the most of your stay here, after all they are the best crackers, spreaders and modem traders, around!
This article originally appeared in the Amiga diskmagazine "Zine #5" by Brainstorm 1990.
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