[ANN][ADV]Squeak News E-Zine First ever issue

G.J.Tielemans at dinkel.utwente.nl G.J.Tielemans at dinkel.utwente.nl
Tue Jun 19 10:27:22 UTC 2001

Saw the index... 

1. Will there be a column like "Squeak for Dummies"? 
2. Will you cover "Swiki for non-webmasters"?

-----Original Message-----
From: Editor [mailto:editor at squeaknews.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 10:47 AM
To: squeak at cs.uiuc.edu
Subject: [ANN][ADV]Squeak News E-Zine First ever issue

Hello, fellow Squeakers,

This email is to inform you that there is now a periodical fully dedicated
to Squeak. Squeak News e-zine (electronic magazine) is a radical departure
from most classical periodicals because it is interactive and multi-media,
and uses the medium that it is created for as a main means of delivery!

The first ever issue is the July 2001 issue and it is available in two
forms: a subset of the e-zine will be available on the
http://www.squeaknews.com on 1st of July, and the full featured e-zine is
available fully in Squeak on small saddle-shaped CDs (or standard CDs  for
people whose computers can't read smaller CDs) which will start shipping
before 1st of July. There is also a monthly email newsletter that contains
the summary of activities in that month.

I invite you to examine the site and would very much like your comments and
feedback. Check out the contents. In this issue there are cool articles by
prominent Squeakers such as Ted Kaehler and Tim Rowledge, the first part of
an in-depth interview with John Maloney, and fun articles such as learning
how to juggle in Squeak.

If there are no objections, I would like to be able to send the table of
contents to the list every month. Most articles are directly related to

Bear in mind that although this is a commercial venture or at least
attempting to be commercial, it is long way away from being self sufficient
and all contributions to the e-zine were done voluntarily by generosity of
the authors, and I am indebted to them. Let me take this opportunity to
thank them all.

The site is not in its final stage. There is a lot more to do. Unfortunately
not all parts of the site are fully observable from Scamper, but our goal is
to be able to hook up to the site using only Squeak for Squeak users,
totally eliminating the browser. We are close to this goal so bear with us.

There is also an ambitious Squeak documentation initiative that will be
launched with the e-zine on the 1st July. I know that to a lot of us Squeak
documentation is very important. Your help in this area will ensure that we
have the best and most up to date documentation for Squeak accessible from
within Squeak as well as on the web and in a printable form.

Finally, I would again like to call all of you to contribute. It is
extremely rewarding to see an article come to life, a much different
experience to having text on paper. By having your article featured in the
e-zine you will get a free one year subscription to the CD-Rom version of
the e-zine.

Please let your friends who have even a mild interest in Squeak know that
there is now such an e-zine. You will find that it is an excellent tool to
promote Squeak. We have no means of advertising at this stage and if Squeak
News is to take off it will be only through word of mouth.

Thanks again to all people who contributed, encouraged and believed. This is
your achievement.


Editor, Squeak News

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