Shopping: Signs of the Times

Some people love shopping trips. They thrill to the sale, the newspaper inserts, the call of the malls. I’m the opposite. I dislike crowds, parking lots, poorly-trained or intrusive salespeople, cluttered store aisles, and sales hype.

I’ll drive to the store if I need something today: groceries, pool supplies, or something I want to see first-hand before I buy. I worked in retail sales for eleven years, so I appreciate it when I find good service, selections and price at a store (increasingly rare).
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E-mail Standards

Mini-Ed: E-mail Standards

A few warning shots across the old bow, on slipping internet standards and customary protocols. Are our standards slipping? Are we setting ourselves up for calamity? Have you noticed that few people bother to use Stuffit or WinZIP to archive attachments they send any more? Attachment size isn’t the issue it used to be, but security and file integrity still are. June 9, 2001

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