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On 12/25/18 7:12 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
After reading thru the *available* info, starting with Wikipedia, one
thing stands out, and perhaps explains your insistence that it never
happened, and thats the 4+ years of total silence on the subject from
its initial release in 1991, to 1996 when the announcement that the
case had been dropped was made. Not a single dot over an i is
recorded and visible during that time frame. This obviously is why
you won't accept the evidence otherwise from the now truly ancient
Amiga mailing lists (if they even exist as an archive today, I don't
know and don't have a quarter to call anyone else who might care)
where many megabytes of information about the case was recorded,
as was his arrest and jailing. Another possible source of
contradicting info was that a couple of the Amiga magazines of the
day covered it quite well from the editors desks, but 25 yo copies of
that, which may be moldering away yet in some enthusiasts basement,
and very few of those are available to me since my Amiga user days
ended forever in 2004 a couple years after I retired. I basicly
switched to linux with Red-Hat-5.0 in 1998. Never, except for buying
a road computer, a lappy with xp on it that got wiped and Mandrake
installed a couple weeks later, have I owned a winderz box. You
forget John, that the old, unwritten law about only the winners get
to write the history books is still a basic truism, same as TANSTAAFL,
it cannot be repealed. And Phil is a winner. What I see since I lived
thru it, is that the unpleasant parts of that time period have now
been scrubbed from the internets more accessable places. So be it.
But at the time, he was incarcerated, and I made a small, $100,
contribution to his defense fund, in 92 IIRC. I was at the time,
fairly newly married, and had just made the final payment to the IRS,
cleaning up the 5.5 digit mess my 2nd left me with when she left in
'85. You, John and Thomas, can believe what you read on Wikipedia,
I can't stop you, but I was also there, and I remember it
differently. Cheers, Gene Heskett

Human memory is notably bad.

Note also that Mr. Zimmerman himself remembers it differently:
https://philzimmermann.com/EN/background/index.html

He refers to a three-year *investigation*, not three years of
incarceration.
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