Here’s another tale of caution from the early days of digital
Some time ago our office endured one of those cubicle-to-cubicle civil
wars that occasionally erupt over critical workplace issues, things
like full strength vs. decaf coffee, who will clean the office frige,
and how to honor colleagues on their birthdays. In this case the issue
For a while we thought we had the answer with an Internet-based
service. But then we began to run into limitations on the hard disk
space allotted to us, and around the time of last year’s summer
fiction issue, when writers were inundating us with electronic
manuscripts, our service began to wobble under the weight.
We scurried around our E-mail boxes, deleted old offers for everything
from Viagra to vacations, and successfully handled the incoming
fiction and poetry.
But soon we had a new E-mail server, in-house, with enough gigabytes
to handle multiple submissions of War and Peace and Bleak House. On
top of that we got a spam filter, a good one, that allowed us to train
it to recognize those E-mail scams.
It’s all been going well, until the other day when a freelance writer
called, asking if we had received her article. We hadn’t, despite the
fact that this freelancer has sent scores of articles to us over the
years, all successfully received until now. The subsequent
investigation revealed that our E-mail system had been taking every
incoming message from AOL and dumping it into our inbox for junk mail.
Since then we have searched the trash for any treasures, and begun
retraining our spam filter to let AOL pass through once again.
But that still raises the question: Have any would-be summer fiction
contributors sent us anything via AOL that has not reached us? If you
submitted something via AOL and have not heard back from us, then you
might want to resubmit it to firstname.lastname@example.org (and it wouldn’t
hurt to put a copy in the mail).
And if you haven’t sent anything to us yet at all, please do (see our
ad, page 42, for submission guidelines). While we said above that we
were "inundated" with submissions last year, the fact is that we look
forward to great range of subjects and styles that we encounter each
year. And we won’t regret a small flood of entries as the deadline of
Wednesday, June 22, approaches.
And please note: We cheerfully accept hard copy that is mailed to U.S.
1 Summer Fiction, 12 Roszel Road, Princeton 08540 or even slipped
under the door of Suite C-205. Sorry, we have no transom.
Top Of PageTo the Editor: Escape to Nature
Thank you for publishing Carolyn Foote Edelmann’s article, "Nature
Creates Her Own Green Version of Route 1" (U.S. 1, May 25). As a
relative newcomer to Princeton from the west, it answered my questions
about the bridge that I frequently go under on my way south on Route
1. Which by the way captures the earlier times of this area so well in
its design. Her article really tied the fast paced world we live in to
the delight of nature that can be found just a few pot-holed filled
minutes driving time from Princeton.
I am not a "birder," yet the images painted in the article took me far
away from my desk and computer for a few delightful minutes. As I sat
at my desk and "walked with her" down the D&R Towpath it brought
renewal from the keyboard and business issues to be solved. I like to
think of the roar of traffic in the distance as the roar of the
Pacific breaking on the shores under the cliffs of Route 1 on the
coast of California.
Your paper covers a wide range of topics, from $99/MO leases to
yellow-bellied sapsuckers . . . what a pleasure and innovative way to
look at the world.
My thanks, also, to the D&R Canal Commission who have preserved and
manage the D&R Canal and Towpath for the enjoyment of us all.
MacIlroy is the Princeton-based representative of TetraData, a South
Carolina educational data firm.
Top Of PageMore on Akshay
In reference to an article published in the issue of June 1 [referring
to the move of Akshay Software International from Edison to the
Carnegie Center], we wish to note that Akshay has a total of 35
consultants employed in the firm specializing in various verticals,
and not 35 consultants certified only on Trema, as mentioned in the
article. Also, it is a general practice in information technology to
address employees as consultants rather than as workers.
We would also like to draw your readers’ attention to our
no-obligation pilot accounting solution for small to medium-sized
businesses in the greater Princeton area. Our in-house, locally
developed back-office solution works online/remotely and includes,
among other back-office business operations, transaction entry,
reconciliation, accounting reports, A/R and A/P management, and more.
103 Carnegie Center
Top Of PageCorrection
The listing for one of the law firms featured in the June 8 issue on
"super lawyers" contained inaccurate information. The corrected
listing reads as follows:
MillerMitchell PC, 134 Nassau Street, Second Floor, Princeton NJ
08542. 609-921-3322; fax, 609-921-0459.
Richard M. Miller, Brooklyn College – City University of New York,
1973. State University of New York at Buffalo, 1976. Member New Jersey
and New York State Bar Associations.
Areas of Practice: Business Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, International
Transactions, Intellectual Property.
Significant Transactions: Developed Prince into worldwide brand that
resulted in successful sale to Benetton. Served as counsel to numerous
clients in mergers and acquisitions, including a software application
provider acquired by a subsidiary of Microsoft.
Pro bono work: Member of Rotary International.
Most satisfying personal accomplishment: Four beautiful children.
Corrections or additions?
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