Cruzio/The Internet Store Newsletter - Number 25, July 30, 1999 1. It's time to sign up for August Classes 2. Business Fair report 3. Workshop and event schedule 4. Buddy Bucks - sign up a friend, save $10 on Cruzio services 5. Looking for Shakespeare? Palookaville, Catalyst or Bookshop events? 6. Guests need e-mail? Send 'em downtown. 7. About This Newsletter 8. How to Reach Cruzio (dial-in or tech support) 1. It's time to sign up for August Classes Just a reminder: August classes are beginning soon. We are offering 3 series next month: Using the Internet (a basic introduction) Publishing on the Internet - beginner (basic web design skills) Publishing on the Internet - intermediate (continuing from beginner) *Don't forget to ask for your Cruzio member discount* For more information, and a schedule, check http://www.cruzio.com/classes/ 2. Business Fair report Cruzio's Business Fair, held in our downtown facilities on June 29, 1999, was a tremendous success. Nearly 200 Internet businesses and Internet-business-wannabe's gathered together, looking at booths, attending free workshops, and sharing experiences. The feedback from participants was that they got a) good business leads and b) plenty of information about how to do things technically. Cruzio is planning some smaller, more casual workshops as well. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to participate in workshops or other events. Special thanks to those who helped out at the Fair: our Fair co-ordinator Kathy; Snacks Chef Jessica; speakers Jay, John, Mark and Jeff Liebermann; Patton, Will, Martin and Temoc, who helped in numerous ways. You guys are awesome. 3. Event schedule: Here's what's happening at Cruzio in the near future: * Classroom Dedication for the Senior Computer Center of Santa Cruz Thursday, August 19 1999, 2:30 to 5pm at Cruzio's downtown store Cruzio donates Internet access and other amenities to the Senior Center, and now the Senior Center is also holding classes in the Cruzio facility. Everyone is invited to a dedication and celebration of this expanded partnership. A featured speaker will be Dr. Mary Furlong, a founder of Senior Net and co-author of a new book called "The Grown-Up's Guide to Computing". (Certainly a relief from the "Guides for Dummies", "Guides for Morons", "Guides for Idiots" trend!) * Building a Successful Internet Presence for your Business Wednesday, September 15 1999, 12:30 to 2pm at Cruzio's downtown store Hosted by Chris Neklason, CEO of Cruzio/The Internet Store, who will speak about trends and strategies that small and home- based businesses can use. $5 to register for this workshop, extra fee for lunch. Bring your lunch or call Kathy at 408 799-7121 to order sandwiches. (This is the first of a series of lunchtime workshops). 4. Buddy Bucks - sign up a friend, save $10 on Cruzio services Another reminder. Get a "Buddy Bucks" coupon from Cruzio and fill it out for a friend who's signing up. When the friend signs up with Cruzio, we will credit your account $10.00. 5. Looking for Shakespeare? Palookaville, Catalyst or Bookshop events? On Cruzio's home page, http://www.cruzio.com, our calendar lists dates, times and locations for all sorts of local events: entertainment, class schedules, political rallies, garage sales... you name it. Cruzio members can enter events of their own (up to 2 at a time) free of charge. Try it! 6. Guests need e-mail? Send 'em downtown. If houseguests are visiting Santa Cruz and want to check their e-mail, they can come downtown to the Cruzio store. For $4.00 per half-hour they can read web-based e-mail and browse the web to their hearts' content. Your gain is peace of mind regarding the health and privacy of your computer. 7. About This Newsletter Cruzio doesn't like to waste bandwidth with extra email, but we sometimes have events and announcements that users need to know about. This seems like the most efficient way to let people know what's happening. Hope it's helpful. Please email email@example.com with any comments or questions. By the way, we would love to have a regular, predictable schedule for this newsletter...but we simply do not send it unless there is real news enclosed. Thus the haphazard datelines. 8. How to Reach Cruzio (dial-in or tech support) To reach the Cruzio Information Center, for online technical and sales information: http://www.cruzio.com/support To dial in to Cruzio, set your software to dial one of the numbers below (note: we've expanded and joined modem pools, so you may be using another number. If so, don't worry, it still works just fine). 56k: 459-9408 33.6 kbps and under: 459-6230 and 459-6394 To call Cruzio: 459-6301............Use this number to check Cruzio's system status, pay your Cruzio bill, find out more about our hours and location, or to reach someone in customer service and technical support. To send email to Cruzio, use one of these addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org.......for technical support email@example.com........for billing and ordering information firstname.lastname@example.org.....for questions about Cruzio's World Wide Web service Thanks very much from Cruzio: Chris, Peggy, John, Julianne, Patton, Kathy, Mark, Martin, Georgette, Jay, Tapati, Hilary, Jessica, Amy, Temoc, Sam, Brittany, Will, Alec and Rachael (the grownups); Jake, Annika and Carolyn Rose (the kids) "Grownups don't rule the world" -- wishful but inaccurate statement from 7-year-old Jake.