Mac News - Editor takes Leave- medical panel
Date: January, 1988
Keywords: SMUG bureaucracy known users
Text: Editor takes leave Well, since this is my last issue as editor of Known Users, I thought I would throw in a few words. Just a few. It's been fun; most of the time anyway. Once a month I headed into my office and spent anywhere from 6 to 16 hours putting out the latest issue. This didn't count the time I edited stories, downloaded info off of AppleLink and read exchange newsletters to keep up on the latest Mac news. But, I had help too. Michael and Zenda Kowell picked up the newsletters from the copy place, printed the labels, attached the labels and mailed the newsletters. Lew Bright was a good president, always available and so forthcoming with all his timely editorials and stories. Those editorials were great Lew. John Longshore was always ready with his programs and he would even write the stories letting us know what was on each meeting's agenda. Thanks Ron Rudebock for your minutes. We didn't always get them in, but we tried. And I have a soft spot in my heart for Fred Cranston. Everyone liked his "Fred's Follies"! Fred gave me a disk with his January Follies early because he knew he would be out of the country when we went to press. Now that is devotion. I don't know if I would have been so inclined if I was going to spend Christmas in England. I would have had other things on my mind. And you story writers: Jay Davis, John Longshore, Carl Yee, Jim Hall, Bill Sise, Jack Turner, Judy Bennett, Kathryn Corbett and Diane Herrick. Thank you. We need more of your stories. To sum it all up, I learned a lot about other users' groups, a lot about the Mac, a lot about people and a lot about Pagemaker. Don't let anybody tell you otherwise: Pagemaker is a fantastic program, especially the latest version. Now I'll have to buy it. SMUG is lucky to own such a good program. I also enjoyed AppleLink. This is a terrific resource for our group and it seems to get better and better all the time. It's nice to be able to ask questions for SMUG and SMUG members and get answers back so quickly. Sometimes those answers were directly from Apple people. And last, but not least I also learned to be less critical: less critical of magazines, software, hardware, everything, etc. These days it is hip to be critical. I find all the rampant and seemingly indiscriminate criticism tedious. Constructive is better. I'll miss seeing all the exchange newsletters (I guess I'll have to check them out of the library like everyone else), but two newsletters I decided I couldn't miss. I will subscribe to Mouse Droppings, the newsletter of the Corvallis MUG and MacInSpire, the newsletter for the Xochiquetzaltzin Memorial Macintosh User Group. The former for its tips and news, the latter for its spirit. So that's it folks. I'll now have more time for my real job and learning more about the software I already have. One year as editor is plenty, but a very worthwhile experience. See you on the BBS, kb MacWorld Expo/SF hosts health care panel The MacWorld Expo, to be held January 15-17 in San Francisco, will host a panel on health care applications of the Macintosh: ''Medical
Computing of the Future: Paging:Dr. Macintosh''. Boston Computer Society/Medi*Mac helped to organize the panel, to be held at San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center at 1 pm on Saturday, January 16th. Featured speakers will be: Steven E. Locke, M.D., Co-Director, BCS/Medi*Mac Health Users Group, and Center for Clinical Computing, Harvard Medical School; John E. Luff Manager, Health Care Market Apple Computer, Inc.; Michael D. McDonald, M.P.H., President, Windom Health Enterprises, Coordinator, AIDSnet*; Bryan P. Bergeron, M.D. Harvard Medical School, Author of HeartLab. Panelists will describe Apple's interest in the health care field, survey the types of products available, and illustrate the possibilities with demonstrations of new Macintosh products for health networking and education. The panel should be of value to anyone interested in health applications of Macintosh computers. This will likely include health professionals, educators and software developers eager to enter a rapidly expanding market. Info Wanted on HyperCard educational stacks A member of the Human Interface Group, working on education projects, is interested in making contact with anyone developing "educational" (in its broadest sense) stacks for kids (especially preschool - grade 6). She is particularly interested in talking with educators and/or developers who are using or planning to use HyperCard as an authoring environment in the classroom. If you are doing work in this area yourself or know of someone who is, please write to: Anne Nicol, MS 27 AO at Apple Computer, Inc., 20525 Mariani Avenue, in Cupertino, CA 95014. Record First Fiscal Quarter Expected December 17, 1987. Apple Computer, Inc. reported today that in the fiscal year ending September 25, 1987, net sales were $2.66 billion, a 40 percent increase above the $1.90 billion reported in fiscal 1986. Net earnings were $217 million, a 41 percent increase above the $154 million recorded in fiscal 1986. Earnings per share were $1.65 per share compared to earnings of $1.20 per share in fiscal year 1986. Laser Author discounted for SMUG members For the first time, Laser Author, a powerful text and word processor will be available only to M.U.G.'s at nearly 75% discount on the regular store price.
Features: *Text or Graphics contained in user definable frames *Strikethrough *Kerning *Seven levels of sub- and super-script *698 page document facility *Multiple windows and frames allow you to work on four documents at once *Central Style Editor acts as control station for all your activities Details: Under the Macintosh User Group Discount Program, you can now buy Laser Author (Suggested Retail price $199.95) for only $55.00 plus post and handling. Please do the following: Send a check or money order made out to Firebird Licensees, for $55.00 plus $5.00 p&h to the following address: M.U.G. Discount Program. Firebird Licensees, Inc. 71, Franklin Turnpike, Waldwick,NJ. 07463. Please tell us the name and location of your User Group, and give us your membership reference if applicable. Ensure that you provide a return address with your order. Please allow thirty days for delivery. Check will not be processed until order is ready to ship. Technical support/Information available (201) 444 5700. This offer expressly prohibits the reselling of product bought under the M.U.G. Discount Program.
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