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      Here is one of those miscellaneous things I scanned from Ken. Maybe Ken will have some comments about this item – I don’t really have any. This has been shrunk down to 100 DPI and JPG quality 8, which seems to me reasonable for web viewing / quality considerations for this site. And a thumbnail too!

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      (re: TSN Board Meeting Agenda Sheet) Hmmm….
      Not too many comments on this – I don’t remember this exact document, and it’s not my handwriting. I wish it had a date on it.
      This was from a presentation I did to the board of our TSN multiplayer games service. Reading this, in 2004, it is impossible to comprehend how revolutionary TSN was. You need to understand that when we launched TSN I had never heard of the Internet. The Internet did, I think, exist – but it was several years from being something that anyone outside of a few colleges, knew anything about.
      Our board was being asked to vote for a HUGE amount of spending, on something that had never been done, and that we couldn’t guarantee could be done. Over the first few years, Sierra invested about $29 million in TSN! This wiped out our profits – but thanks to demos like this one, the board stuck with me.
      Ultimately, TSN, later renamed INN, was a huge success. Several large corporations, including Microsoft, IBM and AT&T offered to partner it with Sierra. Bill Gates personally tried to persuade me to partner TSN with Microsoft. Ultimately it was partnered with AT&T, and what happened after that would require more time to describe than I have time for today.
      As I write this, I’m racing to pack. Roberta and I in Seattle for a couple of days, for Doctor appts, Dentist Appts, Hair Appts, etc, and then are doing a quick vacation in South America – and, then return to our home in Mexico. I have no idea what internet connection I’ll have in South America — so, if you don’t hear from me for a couple of weeks — my apologies…
      -Ken W

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      Hi Ken:
      You should consider a vacation here in Puerto Rico(in case you haven’t been here before)! It would be very nice to meet the best game making team in the short computer gaming history. I’m sure that you would like it over here. There is not much to say that hasn’t been said by many of the Sierra admirers but my sincerest Thanks for countless hours of joy your company brought (and still brings) to all of us. I got married two years ago and just finished building a computer able to play the OLD games. My wife never heard of them before (late starter) and now she will not let me play unless she’s present! She enjoys them even though she is not playing…but sometimes she grabs the mouse from my hand and continues the game. Roberta and you are still making fans even after you stopped making games. Too bad that here in Puerto Rico it was very hard to find those games for lack of good software stores ( i.e. I was never able to find the Roberta Williams Anthology to finally have the KQ series) The ones that I managed to find(LSL, SQ, PQ and a few others) are my most precious treasures. thanks you again and may you “live long and prosper”.

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