Free Scott email newsletter
During an exchange of email messages between Steven Enticott and Roger Moss, it was remarked how many contacts each had, who were not members of the SOC. Many were overseas and felt isolated, there being no sections in their area or published membership lists that would enable them to discover if there were other owners within contact distance. We decided that we would produce a modest email newsletter primarily for such owners, but would also circulate to those on the combined Enticott and Moss database. The great advantage of the email system is that your computer becomes a window on the world. You can discuss Scotts, help others and make friends worldwide. The only thing you need is contact information. The SOC has decided that members contact information should not be circulated, so we decided that as we wished to supply the newsletter to all those interested in Scotts, whether SOC members or not, we must do this as a private enterprise. Steven Enticott had taken the same decision earlier, as he wished to supply Bill Jamison’s Technicalities on CD ROM, to all who were interested in Scott’s, rather than be restricted to supplying to SOC members only. We hope that by extending the hand of friendship, and supplying helpful and interesting Scott information, that our recommendation to join the SOC would also be seriously considered.
We ask subscribers if they wish to allow their name, approximate location and email address, to be included on a list that would be available to all subscribers. This would only be done on their instruction. Our format includes the following.
Subscriber profile, to introduce an owner and his / her machines.
Technical section, how to care and repair your Scott.
Lifestyle section, how you use you Scott.
Subscriber Soapbox, (Politics and slanging matches strictly banned)
Scotts in competition past and present.
Proven Supplier lists,
Technical data base.
Please understand that we accept that many SOC members of long standing, have no wish to involve themselves in computers. To be sure that they are not unfairly excluded. We send a copy of our email newsletter to Roger Tushingham, editor of Yowl, with the open invitation to copy into Yowl, whatever he deems worthy of inclusion.
We also send to all significant magazines, as email copy is easy for them to re use.
Almost all younger prospective new Scott owners are computer literate. The majority of the present SOC membership are of rapidly advancing years.
If we do not nurture the next generation of owners, there will be few to follow and care for the machines, upon which we have lavished so much care over so many years.
Steven Enticott. Melbourne Australia email@example.com
Roger Moss. Leicester UK firstname.lastname@example.org