Before I started my regular column in the Foxboro Reporter I was writing a lot of letters to the editor; this is one of them.
by Robert Gillis Published as a letter to the editor in the Foxboro Reporter, 11/1995
Last week, the first big snowstorm of the season was threatening the area. After being nearly killed twice by snow-crazed motorists, I stopped at the supermarket for some dog food, milk, and some other necessities. What I saw amazed me.
“Hello! Duh! Clark Kent is Superman. Ha, ha, ha. Well, that was worth the whole trip. To actually meet the most galactically stupid woman who ever lived.” — Tempus, remarking that Lois Lane couldn’t figure out Clark’s secret
Acknowledging that it is just a TV show, and recognizing that I do have a life, I must still comment on my great disappointment with “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.” Last night’s episode started out wonderfully, with HG Wells showing up at the Daily Planet and enlisting the aid of Lois and Clark to battle an evil time traveler.
Here’s an oldie but a goodie, the only letter I ever wrote to DC Comics (back when they had letter columns). This was in response to the Death of Superman, in 1993…
This is a letter that I have been meaning to write for a long time. Now that Superman has died, this is a letter that will never see print. That makes me a little sad; I would have loved to get a letter in a Superman letter column.
WAY back in the day (1987) I got published in a computer magazine for the first time. MICRopendium was the official monthly magazine for the AWESOME TI-99-4/a and its not-at-all awesome successor, the Myarc Geneve. I taught myself to code on the TI-99-4/a and wrote EVERY college paper on that computer using the TI-Writer Word Processor. LOVED that computer. Anyway, someone had asked if there was a way to use the spell-checking program database on the built in RAM disk (512KB) — you read that right, not MB, KB — and GeekBoy (that would be me) had the solution.