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February 17, 1999. All rights reserved.

Letters, we love letters, lots and lots of letters.

Yes, we at U.S. 1 welcome the mail person with open arms every day.

Even though we get a staggering armload of snail mail, yards of faxes,

and a screenful or more of E-mail to go with it, we still look forward

to those one-of-kind greetings that stick out from all the mail merge

sales pitches and press releases.

In the past few days we have had more personal mail than usual, some

of which we are printing in the space below, some of which we are

not. About the ones we are not printing:

Three of them came from businesspeople responding to our requests

for information for the 1999 U.S. 1 Business Directory. In each case

the writer had suggestions for fine-tuning our directory categories,

something that has become an ongoing process around here in this fast-changing

business environment. A person listed under corporate gifts suggested

that we start a new category, for Internet stores. A company that

provides audiovisual services and video-conferencing for businesses

suggested separating those services from event planners — a good

idea. And a firm listed under competitive intelligence suggested that

that category be clustered with market research instead of libraries.

We especially appreciated those letters, incidentally, because with

the Directory deadline looming, the best way to deal with us on Directory

issues is in writing — preferably a fax to 609-452-0033 or an

E-mail to info@princetoninfo.com.

Two cheerful letters arrived. The Arts Council of Princeton thanked

us and other media for publicizing its annual valentine workshop,

which attracted more than 200 people in memory of the late Princeton

artist, Betty Ruth Curtiss. And the Christian Science Reading Room

wrote to thank the Princeton Borough Police for their swift response

to a broken plate glass window in their Nassau Street storefront.

Nice letters, but not enough space.

As for the letters we are printing, they speak for themselves:

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To the Editor

In reading the February 3 issue’s "Between the Lines"

about your Women in Business issue, it occurred to me that everyone

thinks — myself included — that heralding the accomplishments

of women in business is a great idea, while almost no one thinks heralding

the job of men as caregivers is important.

As a single dad, I realize not many people are concerned about single

dads — that is not a lament, merely a factual statement. But the

comment in your issue that "we can count on one hand the number

if U.S. 1 stories over the past 15 years that have asked men to explain

their parenting role" begs the question: How about doing one or

two such stories?

As the cook, chauffeur, psychologist, moral guidepost, occasional

whipping boy, mother/father, and provider for my kids, who drops them

off at school, rushes to work, leaves work early — to my boss’s

annoyance — to be able to cook dinner at 6:30, helps with the

homework, etc., I can tell you that once in a while fathers would

love some credit, too.

Joseph Seldner

Princeton

Seldner has formed a group for single parents of either

sex called Princeton Area Single Parents. It meets at the YMCA on

Paul Robeson Place on Thursday, February 18, at 7:30 p.m. Call 609-279-0577

for information.

Sexual Harassment

IN U. S. 1’S ARTICLE "Sexual Harassment 101" (U.S. 1, December

16, 1998) about the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce having posted "Preventing

Sexual Harassment" to its website for free use by employers, your

reporter claimed the program’s scoring formula deprived her of the

100 percent score she earned in its Mastery Test. While there is always

room for improvement, we have been unable to repeat the reported program

bug.

We invite others to try the test at http://www.njchamber.com

and see if they agree with her.

Wendell H. Laidley

Managing Director

New Media Learning LLC

Vienna, Virginia

THANK YOU FOR INCLUDING Kandu in your Survival Guide coverage on January

27. It was a great article, but we would like to clarify one of the

statements: "A designer will come to us with a concept or design

and we program it so it is webcentric." Although this statement

is true for a lot of our larger museum work, Kandu is totally equipped

to do all types of design work including web, multimedia, sound and

animation. This statement makes it seem as if we are not designers.

Other than that we appreciate your efforts to express what it is that

we CAN – DO.

Will Clark

Kandu Inc.


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