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August 29, 2001 edition of U.S. Newspaper. All rights reserved.
Between the Lines
Every summer we at U.S. 1 get to engage in a little
bit of journalistic schizophrenia. In the middle of the summer we
play host to the writers and poets who submitted work to our annual
Summer Fiction issue. Then (coming up this year on Thursday, August
30, at the Doral Forrestal) we host the annual U.S. 1 Technology
Try as we might we cannot logically link the two events in our mind.
This year the writers’ event was at Micawber Books on Nassau Street
and — in introducing one of the short stories published in the
Fiction Issue — we had the opportunity to invoke the name of
the French structuralist philosopher, as if we knew exactly who he
was and what he thought. On August 30, at the Doral, we will have
an opportunity to exchange thoughts on "bio-nano" devices
and ultra fast photonics, and we won’t even pretend to know how it
all works or what it all means.
We thought we were alone in trying to make sense out of all this
content, but then we read the Survival Guide item in this issue of
U.S. 1. On page 4 Joachim Schafer, the president of Hannover Fairs
and the Chamber of Commerce luncheon speaker at the upcoming August
30 event, tried to explain his fascination with the trade show
"It’s a little bit of the theater world. No, more like a circus
show," he said. "You ride into town. The elephant drags in
the tent. And then you ride out of town. There is a certain
and wonderful people."
So that’s it — we’re not summer schizophrenics, we are merely
ringmasters at a two-ring circus. And the people at both events are
So do join us at the joint Chamber of Commerce Trade Fair and U.S.
1 Technology Showcase this Thursday, August 30, from 11 a.m. to 5
p.m. Schafer speaks at the Chamber luncheon — call 609-520-1776
to reserve seats for that. Joe Montemarano of Princeton University
will keynote the U.S. 1 event at 4 p.m. That is free and reservations
are not needed, but call 609-452-7000 with any questions.
If you have questions about bio-nano devices — or lots of other
technology rolling out of university labs — Montemarano will be
the person to ask. And if you want to discuss Foucault, U.S. 1 will
have its resident expert on hand. If not quite a circus, it will be
WE HERE in the Princeton office of KANA were greatly surprised to
hear that our office had been closed (U.S. 1, August 15). We are,
in fact, still here and still engaged in developing software for KANA.
Specifically, we’re a part of the team that is continuing to build
KANA’s eCRM Architecture, which provides the framework for KANA’s
Customer Relationship Management Service and Marketing applications.
I have to apologize for the telephone problems that we’ve been having
recently. Our building is under construction and a recent power surge
caused us to lose our in-bound calling capability. Due to that outage,
you were unable to call into our site and that undoubtedly led to
you thinking that we weren’t here anymore!
KANA Software Inc.
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