Everything is becoming science fiction. From the margins of an almost invisible literature has sprung the intact reality of the 20th century.
J.G. Ballard

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Moe Ron Hubbard on Diuretics

We feel as if we should atone somehow after our little game of hide the cyber-sausage with that eZines database site. As we suspected they might, the EGR Irregulars came through and blew the doors right offa that sucker. If you don't know what we're talking about, just count yourself lucky that you missed it.

Predictably, all of the people were not pleased all of the time. One subscriber called the whole charade pathetic, and while he was too kind to say it, suggested we should be ashamed of ourselves. Which we are. To try to make it up to you, we turn in this issue to a religious theme, as you will see below.

And a subscriber from CBS News wrote: "OK that's it. Please take me off your mailing list right now." Needless to say, we were stung, and immediately inquired whether we'd said anything that might have upset her. As her only reply was to subtly rephrase the request -- again being careful to say please -- we were forced to bid a sad adieu to our one subscriber from that once prestigious network.

But this got us thinking about what other Major Hoser Outfits might be sending spies over to EGR to try to cop a soupçon of cluefulness. Sure enough, deep analysis of the subscriber list yielded some very interesting results. It appears that we have moles in our midst from the likes of:

ACM, Amazon, Amdahl, Apple, AT&T, Audible, Autodesk, Barrons, Boeing, Cadvision, CMP, Compaq, DEC, Dun & Bradstreet, Dow Jones, EDventure, EDS, Excite, Forbes, Fortune, Forrester, First Virtual, The Gap, GE, Harcourt Brace, Hoechst, Hotwired, HP, IBM, IDG, IEEE, IMF, Individual, JC Penney, Kodak, The Los Angeles Times, Lockheed Martin, MCI, Magellan, Microsoft, The Mining Company, MFS, Motorola, NASA, Net Perceptions, Netscape, NIH, NIST, The New York Times, Open Text, O'Reilly, Oracle, PSI, Qualcomm, Roche, Rodale Press, Rohr, Sega, Sequent, Storagetek, Sun, Texaco, TRW, Turner, Unisys, Wilmington Trust, Wired, and Xerox.
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