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Written by Carsten Whimster


  What can I say, the last few months we have had lots of articles, and this month, ..., suddenly there are very few. Write one up and send it in for next month!
The Introductory C course has started, so if you wanted to join, do so soon. A few people are still joining the device driver course, although there is more than a month's work to catch up with. Some people are more motivated than others.
The code from the book "Advanced OS/2 Presentation Manager Programming" never made it into the book itself on disk, but EDM/2 has been given permission to make it available through our web site, so you will find this in our bookstore. Look for the above title, then click on the "(Code)" link to the right of the file. I have also added a (woefully incomplete) page of errors in the books we review and sell. Please send in any errors you know of.
The good news (no pun intended) is that Aram Agajanian has joined EDM/2 as the new news correspondent. Welcome, Aram.
The bad news is IBM's position on OS/2, as documented by Marco in his interview. IBM sounds like they are not only not supporting or catering to SOHO and home users, which I can tolerate, but that they might stop doing anything worthwhile for non-networked users, and charge an arm and a leg for it to boot, through the Software Protection Plan. How $250 a year protects anyone from having to upgrade is beyond me. If anyone knows something different, mail me and we can shine some light on this.

In the spirit of delegation, if anyone out there is interested in joining a mailing list whose aim is to answer questions sent to, please mail me. I spend a lot of time trying to answer questions that a team of volunteers would probably answer far better than any one individual.
Also, Ewen is our proof-reader, but so far I have converted the issues to HTML personally. If anyone is interested in helping out here, I would be delighted. Maybe we could finally add those next/prev buttons between articles in series that I have had on my to-do list for over a year. Note that you had better have a good text editor with good macro support, and be extremely anally retentive when it comes to exact HTML layout and codes.
And finally, there are still some ASCII issues to convert to HTML. If anyone is interested in this, I would be happy to set you up with an issue or two to convert.
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See you soon,