MiggyMog wrote:I believe Rich has just acquired some of them, see the 3500 disks thread.
Also there is another guy on this forum who had a bit to do with there creation....
Thanks for the prompt reply.
I actually started the group back in the 80's when I was at school. There was me and my best mate - Egon (now living with his Canadian wife in Torronto)
I think that we were the only two members of the group that knew each other. Everyone else was scattered all over the country and we never met each other.
There was a guy from Berkshire who went under the name of Jumping Jack Flash. It was mainly between him and me that most of the disks were produced. Egon did a lot of the artwork.
We had other members come and go. A guy I knew desperately wanted to join the group, he produced a few disks under the name of Captain Wibble, but, to be honest, they were poo, so he didn't do anymore.
There was another guy called Frosty. mmm. I think he was in from the start, but, TBH, I don't remember too much about him.
Mug UK joined fairly late in the life of the group. He was already well known on the ST scene as he produced one of the better pieces of anti virus software. I see he has a lot to do with this site (hello!!)
I started getting bored (so reasons that I don't remember) produced a few disks under other pseudo names. 'Speed' was one name - that came about because JJF commented on how many disks I was producing. I was just a kid, sat in his bedroom, not too interested in watching TV.
But, for a school kid I'd built up contacts all over the world. Sewer Software in Australia sent us code that we coud use to produce menu's. POV also provided some code. I got sent menu code that Automation and the Pompey Pirates used. So we recycled their code and threw out a few menu.
I think that because we were producing legal disks, with public domain software on, lots of the 'not so legal' groups didn't mind us using their code - as it was going out to a wider audience.
When I hit 16 I was doing my A levels, I had a part time job, and I discovered nightclubbing and girls. IIRC, we carried one for another year or so, but The Source didn't last much longer.
My Atari ST and all my disks were sold off to help pay for my mis-spent youth and I've never really thought about those days since.
I later went off to Uni and as coincidence happens, I ran into a guy from another group - The Quartet. The Editor, Nik and Pursey were all part of that group. I think Nik and Pursey also did some artwork for Automation.
Anyway, if anyone has any of our disks, I'd really like to see them