We're Back On-Line!

April 1996 Editorial

Like a lot of web publications, THE MINIATURES PAGE is ultimately a one-man show. I say this not to detract from the efforts of everyone who helps me out, but just to explain that when I'm not available, everything grinds inevitably to a halt.

Around the middle of last year, I had an opportunity at work that I couldn't resist. This led to a great deal of overtime, which meant that I had almost no time to work on this magazine.

Eventually, for a number of reasons, I decided to leave that job. The company had provided me with all of my personal computing needs, including my Internet account and home computer, so making an employment change had the effect of temporarily cutting me off from the Internet...

While I was off-line, the magazine also had a change of website. Robert Hooper had originally arranged for us to be hosted at the University of Pennsylvania. In fact, if it were not for him, this magazine would never have existed. When he moved on to Rutgers, the arrangement at U of P expired. Fortunately, he was able to move us to our second website, but for technical reasons that site was not one which I could easily access in order to update the web pages.

Now I'm back on the Internet, and I'm bringing the magazine to a new website here at The bad news (for me, at least!) is that I'm now paying for web space. This means I have to be a little more conservative about what I put on the Web. The good news is that I'm taking this opportunity to perform a general update on all of our web pages (around 600, last time I counted).

What are the changes?

I'm bringing the magazine back in stages, starting with the Hobby News department just restored. More will come just as quickly as this editor can ready them!

Apologies for the long absence. I'm glad to be back.

Comments or corrections?