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POSTSCRIPT: Okay, let's try again with The Great Date Debate.

* POSTSCRIPT: Okay, let's try again with the Great Date Debate. As we explained a few months ago, we've fallen about a month behind in our twice-monthly publication schedule. As a result, our cover dates were out of sync with the real publication dates of issues. This slippage created confusion for a lot of readers, who then went and yelled at their mailroom clerks for not delivering issues promptly enough. Rather than feel responsible for mass layoffs of mailroom staffs, we decided to drop our misleading cover dates and just rely on volume and issue numbers. That was a dumb solution, according to a bunch of readers who sent us more mail on this topic than we usually get in response to some of our more off-the-wall editorial positions. The feeling among readers, apparently, is that our cover dates should reflect when each issue was actually written. so, at least until we can get caught up with our official schedule, that's what will happen for a while. (This decision doubtless will cause consternation among librarians, who will begin sending us little notes asking us to replace their "missing" September issues. But if software companies can survive vaporware delays of a year or two, we should be able to handle a few unhappy librarians.)

On a different topic: With this issue we're enclosing another of our mini-survey questionnaires. This survey, which we hope you'll take a few minutes to fill out and return in time for our December 1 deadline, deals with registration card procedure and related issues. It's not the sexiest topic, but lately we've found a good deal of serious interest about how various companies have built and used their customer lists. Look for our report on the survey's results in mid-December.
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Title Annotation:note on regularity of Soft-Letter issues
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Date:Oct 24, 1989
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