Winter 91 - Editor's note
Have you ever searched and searched for the answers to your questions only to find that they were
right there under your nose the whole time? That's happened a lot with develop. We've made
several changes in the one short year that we've been around: we've started printing the code dark
enough so that you can read it, we're printing on recycled paper (see the letters section), we've added
two columns, and we've trashed themes. The first two changes were direct results of your comments
and our research (you see, we really do want to hear what you have to say), the other two were
things I'm sure you thought of, but never got around to writing about.
The columns should help reduce the commitment that reading develop has become--we hope
they'll provide you with some food for thought and with some time left over to ruminate.
And the themes, well, they just weren't working. Since the articles were only loosely grouped around
a theme, you didn't get enough information to decide whether to read an issue or to pass it along (I
most sincerely hope you'd never consider trashing it); it also forced us to defer some articles until
there was a theme or an issue they fit in. So without themes, we'll let you decide how to categorize
them (and still look forward to your article suggestions and ideas), and we'll concentrate on filling
each issue with thorough, helpful, and interesting articles.
We're a nosey bunch and we want to know what you're thinking and what you're hoping. (Don't
consider this a threat, but if we don't get more feedback, we'll have to do a survey to figure out what
So, nose around the articles and the code and pick out what interests you. Then let us know what
intrigued you and what baffled you (we strive to intrigue, not baffle).
Louella Pizzuti Editor
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