its name was Penelope

Internal Copies

ELL-W-87-2

Acceptable Condition

Copy published by Eastgate Systems, Inc. on 3.5in Floppy Disk in 1993. Currently in The Dene Grigar Collection.

ISBN: 1884511074

Grigar received this copy from Judy Malloy for use in the electronic literature lab. The work was originally published by the author in 1989 and was republished by Eastgate Systems, Inc. in 1992. This is a copy of the original and includes a floppy disk with a hand written label and a photocopied manual, all contained in a yellow envelope with author's name and title in pen.

Tested and working on the following operating systems:

      ELL-W-87-1

      Acceptable Condition

      Copy published by Eastgate Systems, Inc. on 3.5in Floppy Disk in 1993. Currently in The Dene Grigar Collection.

      Grigar purchased this copy directly from Eastgate Systems, Inc. in 1993 when she was a graduate student researching Homer's Penelope. It is referenced in her dissertation. The work was originally published by the author in 1989 and was republished by Eastgate Systems, Inc. in 1992. It runs on a Macintosh Plus and requires a computer with a hard disk. This copy is from the first printing and is packaged in a dark blue vinyl folio. It contains a blue floppy disk for Mac computers signed by Judy Malloy on Sept. 7, 2013 and an insert for purchasing other e-literature published by Eastgate Systems, Inc. The cover of the manual is signed by Judy Malloy and reads: "Sept. 7, 2013 For Dene Grigar. Thanks for all that you do for elit! Judy Malloy." Many pages of the manual are stuck together and are ripped.

      Tested and working on the following operating systems:

        ELL-W-87-3

        Like New Condition

        Copy published by Eastgate Systems, Inc. on 3.5in Floppy Disk in 1993. Currently in The Dene Grigar Collection.

        ISBN: 1884511074

        Grigar purchased this copy directly from Eastgate Systems, Inc. for use in her lab. The work was originally published by the author in 1989 and was republished by Eastgate Systems, Inc. in 1992. It requires a Macintosh Plus or later required and a hard disk. This copy is packaged in the cardboard folio and contains a blue blue floppy disk for Mac and windows. The folio is lightly worn and cover has a hand written label created by Grigar for the MLA 2013 exhibit she curated in Chicago.

        Tested and working on the following operating systems:

        ELL-W-87-4

        Poor Condition

        Copy published by Eastgate Systems, Inc. on 3.5in Floppy Disk in 1993. Currently in The Dene Grigar Collection.

        ISBN: 1884511074

        Grigar received this copy from N. Katherine Hayles for use in the exhibition, 'Early Authors of Electronic Literature: The Eastgate School, Voyager Artists, and Independent Productions," that Grigar curated for the Electronic Literature Organization 2008 Conference & Media Arts Show. The work was originally published by the author in 1989 and was republished by Eastgate Systems, Inc. in 1992. Macintosh Plus or later required. Computer must have a hard disk. Contains floppy disk. This copy is packaged in the cardboard folio and contains a blue floppy disk for Macintosh computers and a gray one for Windows. It is missing the manual. The blue floppy disk has a hand written label. The folio cover is worn and bent. The title has a line drawn through it and written underneath is the underlined words Perfect Couple.

        Tested and working on the following operating systems:

        ELL-W-87-5

        Acceptable Condition

        Copy published by Eastgate Systems, Inc. on 3.5in Floppy Disk in 1993. Currently in The Dene Grigar Collection.

        ISBN: 1884511074

        Grigar received this copy from John Zuern for use in the electronic literature lab. The work was originally published by the author in 1989 and was republished by Eastgate Systems, Inc. in 1992. it runs on a Macintosh Plus requires a hard disk. This copy is packaged in the cardboard folio and contains a blue floppy disk for Macintosh computers, a manual, and a registration card. The folio is bent in several places, heavily worn, and sun damaged. It has the name Zuern written in sharpie on the cover.

        Tested and working on the following operating systems:

          ELL-W-87-6

          Acceptable Condition

          Copy published by Eastgate Systems, Inc. on 3.5in Floppy Disk in 1993. Currently in The Sarah Smith Collection.

          ISBN: 1884511074

          Grigar received this copy from Sarah Smith for use in the electronic literature lab in 2017. Floppy disk only. Bundled with Deena Larsen's "Marble Springs".

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              Author(s)

              Judy Malloy

              First Published

              1993

              Original Publisher

              Eastgate Systems, Inc.

              Language

              English

              Description

              "In this work of computer fiction, Judy Malloy has created something very akin to the melange of snapshots most of us have shut away somewhere in a cabinet or a back shelf. ... in this work, the reader finds the same sort of casual, almost meaningless -- and thereby potentially most meaningful -- images of people meandering in a park, of tightly knotted skate laces, plates of food, or toy sailboats on the beach. Indeed, the visual imagery is strikingly vivid, as clear and lucid as one might expect from a visual artist, which Malloy is. ... The narrator, Anne Mitchell, is an artist, a photographer, who offers us a tripartite montage of her life in random screens of text that glimpse and blink by like the slide show at a party ... We are drawn through a range of emotions, lulled by nostalgia, then titillated and shocked, or saddened and outraged. This is truly Story as we have always known it, but with the added experimental dimensions of mnemonic time-distortion. ... With simple randomizing screens of open-ended text, Judy Malloy has used this technology to recreate the complex way we remember who we are."--Eastgate Systems, Inc.

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