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It’s two years and change since you posted this, Danny, and I’m not sure what possessed me to google my way here early this morning, but alas here I am… I was one of the guys behind that Sierra Hint Club thing… We’re of the same vintage and I remember hanging out at your house in Queens some 15+ years ago. Wow, I can’t believe it was that long ago.

Gosh, what fun memories. Prodigy, the multi-page newsletters that wound up going out to thousands of people… Having to keep a legal firewall between us and Sierra so that Prodigy didn’t treat us a a corporate entity… I thought we were going to conquer the world. Then, of course, came Prodigy being unhappy for the large amount of quasi-commercia excessive e-mail culminating in their new 25 cent per e-mail policy and the bruhaha being covered on Larry King Live… Oy. Somewhere in my archives of SHC stuff I still have a letter from a Prodigy SVP. Maaan, I remember my parents not being thrilled about that! 🙂 Drama at the time, but gives me a good chucke all these years later. May also still have one of those t-shirt or Leisure Suit Larry towel giveaways, too.

You know, I’ve barely played any computer games since the SHC fell apart… 🙂

A warm shout out to Ken and Roberta. I hope you guys are enjoying your well-earned retirement!

I’m grinning ear to ear that I’m even typing this right now!

All the best,

Josh Gitlitz