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CU Amiga scans?

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:33 am
by thirtywinter
Hi all,

I was looking at the ZZAP! store and noticed that you are selling scans of Commodore User from the 8 bit days. I was just wondering if you guys have any plans on doing the rest of the mags as well? (CU Amiga)

I know I would certainly buy a DVD filled with the rest of the CU Amiga scans all the way to the last issue. I never got into computers before the Amiga came out, hence I am not that interested in 8bit stuff. That being said though, I think that's an awesome service you guys have there.

Thank you.

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:06 pm
by Iain
I believe Mort is working his way through CU Amiga at the moment. Mort?

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:06 pm
by Mort
Very nearly done CU amiga, managed to source all the disks and mags so will be done in the next week or so as have nearly finished after almost a year of scanning, good timing :D

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:42 pm
by thirtywinter
Wow! Brilliant! So when can I expect to see it for sale??

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:14 am
by Mort
Eta about 1 month (real life dependent :D )

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:49 pm
by thirtywinter
Awesome. Can't wait for the release then. Thank you!

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:05 pm
by Lloyd Mangram
Mort wrote:Eta about 1 month (real life dependent :D )
Real life, real life!?
Don't tell us that you're actually trying to get yourself some real life, eh!
Or else I send them scan monkeys in!
I know where you 'try to live'!

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:29 pm
by Iain
I agree Mr Zzapback! Was quite surprised he was trying to use RL as an excuse for not scanning 24/7. His heart obviously isn't in it any more! ;-)

Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:34 pm
by Lloyd Mangram
Iain wrote:His heart obviously isn't in it any more! ;-)
Heart, heart!?
Don't tell me he has a heart!?
Next thing is you telling me that he's actually trying to have a real life of some sort or other. Tsk, tsk.

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:03 am
by Iain
Well, I have heard mention of him doing things with the garden and building walls etc.

Disgraceful!! Does he think the 5p per 24 hours we pay him to scan isn't enough or something??! Worse than Lloyd! :-D

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:07 pm
by thirtywinter
I was just wondering.. what kind of shipping do you guys do to the states? Hopefully not by boat?

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:01 pm
by Lloyd Mangram
Mort always uses this boat called 'Titanic' for transatlantic shipment so I've heard. A while back.

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:55 am
by thirtywinter
Nice. Might have to wait a little bit then, eh? :wink:

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:49 pm
by Iain
Mr Zzapback only joking. We sent Mort over in a canoe with a bicycle charging battery setup so he can continue scanning. So it does take a while.

Surprisingly enough, I am joking. He sends everything airmail so it seems to take about a week to get DVDs to the States.

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 5:16 pm
by thirtywinter
Hurm... heh.. As much as I appreciate the enthusiasm I was able to pick up on the humor parts.

That being said, Hooray for airmail. Just wanted to make sure that you guys actually did that. As some people would just go for the surface mail and be done with it. I have been on the receiving end of that one before. I think I waited about 5 months or so. Not sure what happened with that one. Steamboat maybe?