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Published in U.S. 1 Newspaper on June 28, 2000. All rights reserved.
Between the Lines: Glenn Paul
One of our favorite columns in U.S. 1 four or five years
ago was called "Computing Trends" and was written by Glenn
Paul, owner of Clancy Paul Computers in the Princeton Shopping Center.
We liked it despite the fact that we had virtually no control over
its content: Paul wrote the articles and then bought the space in
which it would appear. It was called an "advertising feature."
One of Paul’s columns was even touted on the cover of U.S. 1 —
in our annual Survival Guide issue of January, 1994. In his advertising
feature that week Paul offered 15 predictions for the computer industry
in the coming year. Some of them turned out to be off the mark (he
forecast the imminent demise of the fax machine and he bet against
Intel and the PCI standard), but they were all thought provoking and
fun to contemplate.
This week’s issue features a story about Glenn Paul and his latest
venture, dotPhoto, reported by technology writer Douglas Dixon. The
sidebar, tracing Paul’s entrepreneurial exploits, is by U.S. 1 senior
editor Barbara Fox. We think readers might be also interested in a
few things we noticed over the years about Glenn Paul’s marketing
It bought page 3 of U.S. 1 on an ongoing basis and even after the
company was sold to Valcom and Valcom’s logo had been on the page
for many months, our own staff (and presumably readers) still referred
to it as the Clancy Paul page.
of U.S. 1, the advertising feature, Paul discovered, was not the most
effective way to sell computers. People wanted deals, and ads packed
with products and prices worked better.
the inevitable forces of the marketplace. The chain of retail stores
that Paul envisioned fell victim to mail order and Internet sales
— all aimed at those people who wanted the best possible deals
or international market — how will he and his colleagues spread
the word? It will be interesting — and perhaps instructive —
Thanks so much for remembering Mercer County Community
College in your coverage of education and business in U.S. 1. In your
May 24 issue you included us in an article that discussed opportunities
for senior citizens and reported that "Mercer County Community
College requires senior citizens to pay full fare for noncredit courses.
. ." Actually the college’s policy is a bit more complicated.
Mercer County residents 65 and over can register for noncredit
courses free of charge when space is available. This policy does not
apply to certificate programs, special events, or courses specifically
designed for older adults.
Seniors are urged to call after 3 p.m. on the day before a course
is to begin to find out if space will be available for them. The number
Public Information Coordinator
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