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From the Editor

Written by Larry Salomon Jr.

 

Administrivia

Welcome to this month's issue. Time really seems to be flying as we anticipate the release of OS/2 version 3.0, which up to now has gone by the moniker "Warp". At work, we have the second beta installed and I know others with the gamma version, and if it delivers on the excitement that I hear in their voices when I talk to the people that use it, we have something to look forward to.

But first, we have a party to attend! That's right; many of you received invitations in the mail from IBM to attend the rollout celebration. I was lucky enough to be in Las Vegas for the 2.0 rollout and knowing IBM and their desire to put OS/2 on the desktops of America, this party should be lots bigger. Considering that IBM wanted fireworks at the last one (but got nixed by the Fire Marshall)...well, you figure out how good it can be. I plan to be there and I urge anyone who has the means and the time to attend also.

Richard Rogers Theatre
Manhattan, New York City
10:00 am-11:00 am

There will be a one hour reception immediately following at the Marriott Hotel.

What's On Your Mind?

Lately, my mailbox has seen little activity and that has me worried. You see, even though I used to get mail which only summarized the reader's feelings, it was better than nothing. Here at EDM/2, we struggle to improve the magazine more and more, but we can't do it without your help, since it is the job of the reader to define what is "better" and what isn't.

Is there something that you'd like to see? Some feature, perhaps?

Are there areas in which you would like to see articles written on?

Could the layout be better organized?

We would like to hear what you have to say about the magazine. Keep those cards and letters coming!

On That Note

One very industrious reader, Hilton Goldstein, put together an index of the past issues of the magazine. From what I understand (I have neglected to this point to download the index and check it out myself), it has hypertext links to the articles within each issue so you can avoid the tiresome browsing of each issue just to find what you are looking for. Carsten and I have known that this is a need for quite some time, but lack the time ourselves to properly act upon this popular request. However, it is still foremost in our minds and we will hopefully have a solution soon to better facilitate something like a "master index".

Layout Change

It has been decided to phase out the Questions and Answers as a column due to lack of activity; since the only useful things of late in that column are the Gotcha and Documentation Chop Shop sections, a recurring article entitled ???? will appear containing new discoveries.

Reader's Choice Awards

Yes, it is quickly coming up to the end of the year again. Not meaning to put a carrot on a stick, but only articles that were published in the year 1994 will be eligible for voting upon. So, start writing!