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This column was published in U.S. 1 Newspaper on April 29, 1998. All rights reserved.
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
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"
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.
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.
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