2015-06-10

Admiral Narsu

I can't vouch for the validity of the below . . . it's just something an old friend forwarded to my first e-mail address in December of 1995.

Waitasec.  Holy crap, that's just shy of 20 years ago.  I've had e-mail for 20 years.  God I'm old.  Wow, the internet is old.  Let's do something else now.  Who's with me?  We're going outside!  The big blue room beckons!

Er, ah, er, ahem.  Um, where was I, again?   Oh, right.

Anyway, that was an e-mail address associated with a bulletin board.  For you youngsters out there, that doesn't mean the old cork thing on a wall . . . it was like a micro-internet that you dialed in to with an actual modem.   And briefly, things got wild where you could actually get an e-mail address through them, but that was toward the end of the whole BBS thing-as-a-thing anyway.

Oh god, I'm still old.

Right, so, moving on, I've redacted as much of the below as I felt appropriate.


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 BBS: #######
Date: 12-26-95 (17:17)             Number: 2768
From: Z#######@AOL.COM             Refer#: NONE
  To: #######                      Recvd: NO  (PVT)
Subj: Fwd: #######                 Conf: (103) INET E-MAI
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
From: Z#######@aol.com
To: #######@final.com
Date: Wed, 27 Dec 1995 00:43:39 -0500
Subject: Fwd: #######

Got this the other day....
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Forwarded message:
From:   #######@####### (Uttam Narsu)
Sender: #######@#######
To:     z#######@aol.com
Date: 95-12-21 12:40:27 EST

Cool page!

Just wanted to point out a misprint. You've got my name spelled as
Admiral 'Uttan' Narsu, instead of 'Uttam'. An old friend who was a
writer on STTNG, inserted it into an episode of the series as a lark.
Unfortuanately, his handwriting is far from the best, and it has made it
into print (STTNG Encyclopedia by Okuda) with the misspelling.

If you had a name as different as mine, who's put up with it for too
long, you'd understand why I'm particular about the spelling!

Anyway, if you have the time and desire, could you change the 'n' to
'm'? If you can't, or it's too much of a hassle, no problem.

Live Long and Prosper.
--
"I don't believe that libraries should be drab places, where people
sit in silence, and that's been the main reason for our policy of
employing wild animals as librarians."
                         -The Late Library Board Member Graham Chapman

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| Uttam M. Narsu                      E-mail: #######@#######        |
|                                                                    |
#######, Inc.                     Tel:  (401) ###-#### x ####      |
################ RI #####       Fax:  (401) ###-####             |
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Incidentally, there's an Uttam Narsu who apparently pitched a story to CSI.   Any Trek alum at CSI who might've had a hand in that?   Was Ira Behr involved?   He's the one who joked that he was a luddite who still used paper, after all.

Of course, at that point, we all did.   I remember, because I'm evidently a fossil.

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