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Between the Lines

We like to think that the Internet is not a replacement

for hard copy. Look at you — you’re reading this now in a place

where you probably don’t have access to a PC. But websites do have

some advantages. For instance, they have no space limitations and

can be multi-layered.

So, like every other company with a home page, we suggest you check

out ours, princetoninfo.com. If you haven’t "been there"

lately, it has a new design that highlights the contents of the current

issue and archives every word printed in 1998, plus selected stories

from past issues. Search on the key word (maybe your name? the name

of your company?) and the article should pop right up.

Or try our multi-layered databases, the dining guide for instance.

You will notice that our dining story beginning on page 18 offers

no opinions about the actual quality of the food on Witherspoon Street,

Princeton’s "Restaurant Row." That’s partly because opinions

very so much (what you like, your officemate may hate) and partly

because, to be a truly fair review, the reviewer must make several

visits.

But our home page does have lots of opinions about the dining spots,

opinions offered by our readers. You can participate. Add your comments

about your favorite restaurants (or your nightmare evenings) and

join the dialogue. Your views will have more impact if you identify

yourself in some way, perhaps by initials or a sobriquet: "Cranbury

chemist," "Plainsboro resident," or "sushi fan"

for instance.

Our thanks go to Derek Fields of OneNet Associates (http://www.ona.com

for the design of the page and the programming of our extensive databases,

including the business databases (nearly 10,000 businesses organized

by categories, with hot links).

The handiest and most often used database is the one for events, with

nearly 2,000 events from now through 1999. You can check the start

time of a business meeting, or preview the complete schedule for your

favorite activity (folk music? nature walks?), or look months in advance

for what’s happening on a particular weekend.

So enjoy this issue, but when it’s gone, the information you seek

will be on the Internet.

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More for Kids

AFTER READING your article on camp counselor jobs and other summer

activities for teenagers, I wanted to draw your attention to our book,

"Peterson’s Summer Opportunities for Kids and Teenagers 1998"

($26.95). It contains information on more than 1,800 camps, academic

options, travel adventures, community-service projects, sports clinics

and arts programs throughout the U.S. and around the world (http://www.peterson’s.com).

For instance, students can learn the art of filmmaking at a New York

Film Academy course at Princeton University, or learn the art of debate

through a Princeton University/Junior Statesman Foundation course

held in Washington, D.C. The book also lists many organizations that

provide exciting and stimulating travel itineraries in the United

States and Europe.

Susan Greenberg

Peterson’s


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