Advanced, easy to swallow, asynchronous beverage.

Mokie-Coke is a beverage sold with subliminal advertising in the novel The Merchants' War by Fred Pohl, the sequel to The Space Merchants by Pohl and Kornbluth. These books portray commercialism and advertising gone mad - just as we have with email today.

So, the mokiecoke I'm offering you here is entirely virtual. Furthermore, I wouldn't recommend talking to me about it. All of the contact addresses on this page have been specially treated so that not only will they not work, but they'll also automatically arrange that you or your ISP will not be able to send any more mail !

You know who that is aimed at. I'm using these magic contact addresses together with some other software I wrote - see my main free software page.

Talk to me - yes, really

If you go to some of my other web pages you may find contact addresses for me that will actually work.


I have not set up mailinglists mokiecoke-announce and mokiecoke-discuss. The announcements list is moderated and will contain only announcements of important bugs, new versions, etc. The bug reports address mentioned above is also a mailing list; feel free to subscribe to it.

There are no archives and subscription web pages, or you can subscribe by sending mail containing the word `subscribe' to or


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Copyright and licensing

mokiecoke is Copyright 2001 Ian Jackson, or would be if it existed.

mokiecoke is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program and documentation is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with mokiecoke, or one should be available above; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA, or email

Ian Jackson /; more free software by me.

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This web page is Copyright (C)1996-2001 Ian Jackson. See the Copyright/acknowledgements.

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