#025, July 30, 1999

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 events@cruzio.com 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 support@cruzio.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:
   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:
   	support@cruzio.com.......for technical support
	office@cruzio.com........for billing and ordering information
	webmaster@cruzio.com.....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.