The 24K Newsletter History
The first newsletter was edited by Mary Porter as
discovered by Fred "never-throws-anything-away" Medlong. The first
issue appeared in July, 1989.
After a short lapse, Ron Fong volunteered to resume publication with
the November 1990 issue. Ron invented the name, "24K News", a play
on words -- "24" karat gold, the gold country; "K", the metric
prefix kilo (times 1000) commonly used in computers (times 1024).
in August, 1991, Glen R. Campbell (the one that can't carry a tune
in a bucket) assumed the editorship of 24K News. Jeremy Smith acted
as a guest editor, in the absence of Glen, for the September 1992
Although it appears that Barry Waldron started publishing the
newsletter, as an assistant editor (to Glen), with the November 1992
issue, he did not become the official editor until the January 1993
edition which was mis-dated as December 1992; there were two
December 1992 editions.
December 1993 saw the 24K News become the official publication of
both the Placerville/Cameron Park PCUG and the El Dorado Computer
User's Group. Since Barry, a member of both groups, was forced to
edit both newsletters .... well, you get the idea. This continued
until the fall of 1995 when publication was suspended do to a lack
of ideas, content input, who knows?
What began, innocently enough, as a one month temporary hiatus in
April 1994, turned into an eight month publication suspension as
Barry's attention turned to more pressing personal and business
obligations. Since no one else stepped forward during this time, the
24K News was revived with the December issue under Barry's capable
hands. Barry continued the publication until the latter part of
Several years lapsed without the 24K News being published. Finally
in January of 1998 an electronic version of the 24K News was born
under the capable hands of George Buttles. The Newsletter is now
disturbed by e-mail as well as being posted monthly on the Club web