This document, first published in early 1994, is retained here in the Artemis Data Book because of its historical signicance to the Artemis Project. In the years since then the GEnie Science Fiction Round Table has migrated to services such as sffnet and the Science Fiction Round Table on the web. As far as we know, the Artemis Project topics on GEnie have become moribund and archived.
Today, the archives of the Artemis Project are all stored here in the Artemis Data Book, and the discussion forums are in electronic mailing lists, Internet Relay Chat, and other media described in this section of the Artemis Data Book.
The astute reader will notice the heritage of the outline of the Artemis Data Book in the layout of the topics in the original Artemis Project Forum on GEnie.
GEnie's Science Fiction Round Table is host to the primary public forum for The Artemis Project. Artemis isn't science fiction, but we found a home in the SFRT because so many science fiction writers (who masquerade as mild-mannered aerospace engineers during daylight hours) are contributing to the project. The table below lists the topic numbers and subjects for the "Artemis Project" category.
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We recommend using a front-end program such as Aladdin (PC computers) or Online Servant (Macintosh) once you've established your account. These programs can be downloaded from GEnie's libraries. Other front-end programs such as GEnie for Mac are currently being developed. Until you have a good navigator program, refer to the primer below.
These notes show you how to get to the Artemis Project category and read messages. You type the commands shown in bold characters. GEnie responses are shown in normal type, and comments are in italics.
|Sign on, welcome message, GEnie announcements||Once you've signed on, GEnie tells you what's new.|
|Enter #, [H]elp, or [CR] to continue? RETURN||Type a carriage return to get to the command prompt.|
|P 1? M 473|
See that "P1" prompt? GEnie is telling you you're on page 1. The command prompt changes as you move from page to page, and from category to category within a Round Table. Type a carriage return after each command.
|This moves you to page 473, the Science Fiction Round Table. GEnie is generally organized as ... Pages (round tables and other nifty services), Round Tables (discussion areas and libraries), Categories (groups of topics), Topics, Messages. Messages are sequential in each topic, and topics are mostly permanent. GEnie doesn't use message threads which vaporize overnight if nobody immediately replies.|
|Round Table banner and announcements||What's new.|
|P 473 ? 1||Choose item 1, the SFRT #4 message area|
SF&F Round Table Bulletin Board
Hello YOUR.NAME [your nickname]
Last On: [Date]
Category 1 SFRT Administration -- All About the SFRT
|Getting close! You're now in the Science Fiction Round Table. (GEnie has three SF&F round tables; Artemis is in SFRT #4.)|
|Command: CATegories, TOPics, REAd, REPly, BROwse, SETcat, EXIt, or HELp||One example of the GEnie command prompt. You might see a menu instead.|
|1 ? SET 28||Choose category 28, The Artemis Project|
|Category 28 The Artemis Project||GEnie tells you where you are.|
|Command: CATegories, TOPics, REAd, REPly, BROwse, SETcat, EXIt, or HELp||Note that GEnie reminds you of what category you're in with each prompt.|
|28 ? READ 1 NEW||Read new messages in topic 1, News and Announcements. GEnie keeps track of what messages you've read in each topic.|
READ ALL NEW to read all the Artemis topics
READ 34 NEW for just the "Publications" topic
REPLY to post a note in the topic you're currently reading.
|28 ? BYE||To log off|
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