Volume II Number 1
October 20, 1995
From the Editor
Welcome to Volume II!
Well, the CM staff and board are slowly coming down after our official
launch last Friday night. (It turns out we still have a magazine
to get out...)
The launch marked the end of Volume I, our "trial" volume, which
means that access to new issues will be restricted to subscribers from
now on. The whole run of Volume I, as well as our Review and Advertiser
indexes, will remain freely available, however. If you don't have a
subscription (free to Manitobans) yet, please contact our Executive
Assistant, Peter Tittenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Within a week or two then, reading new issues of CM
over the Web may require a password (which we'll be e-mailing out to
subscribers soon). One of the consequences is that you may need a
graphic Web browser that supports form completion, such as Netscape (which is free for educational
users), to read the new issues over the Web. The e-mail version of
CM will be unaffected, of course, but text-based Web
browsers like Lynx won't be able to display the password-dialogue; if you
use Lynx, we'd encourage you to upgrade so as to be able to experience
CM in all its colour (and sound) and glory. If that's not
practical, don't worry, as I said, you'll still get all the text by
e-mail every week anyway.
As the pictures on this page might show, our launch was a big success,
with a large-turnout by the media. We were lucky enough to have the
Honourable Jon Gerrard, Secretary of State for Science, Research and
Technology and M.P. David Walker, representing the Honourable Michel
Dupuy, Minister of Canadian Heritage, as speakers, and a good time was
had by all.
I want to say again that our launch would have been impossible to
arrange and afford without the co-operation of Zine's Infocafé,
and the generousity of our sponsors:
Advance Electronics, who have supplied the Apple computers we use
to produce CM and who set up the display for the
large-screen demo; Magic On-Line Services, an Internet service
provider whose assistance has been vital in getting the magazine up and
running; and Copperfield's, Manitoba's largest dealer of computer
and business books. Look for advertising features from these fine people
in this and upcoming issues.
We plan to go on improving in Volume II, and we want to hear your
opinions about both individual reviews or articles and the magazine in
general. As always, send any comments, suggestions, or complaints to the
address beneath my name.
-- Duncan Thornton, Editor
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