Jennings not the newscaster whohad a small software agency named MicroWare in Toronto, where I lived. I met Peter through the late, great
Jim Butterfield and made adeal for Personal Software to put up a game forthe Pet I hadwritten, and they askedme to come back work for salary, first for MicroWare, and then Personal Software,the firm Peter situated along with Dan Fylstra. Dan was living in Cambridge,MA, and had met and was working with Bob Frankston and Dan Bricklin whohad written Visicalc the 1st spreadsheet and the programthat would successfully create the microcomputer applications enterprise. I enjoyed reading the jokes, but like most individuals was frustratedwith the noise that went along with them. Always proud of my senseof humour, I took
the steps to create a moderated newsgroup devotedto jokes. Most moderated newsgroups of the day had a moderator whosimply tried to keep down the off topic noise and flamewars.