Well, another year has come and gone. As we forge onward into 1991 with renewed determination, there are several things we at ACP/TPF Today are resolved to accomplish in this new year. While we're very pleased with the response from our International readers and advertisers, we're going to make every effort to increase the participation and contributions from outside the U.S., with the intent of truly representing the global TPF community.
A second area we intend to concentrate on is the ACP/TPF Users Group. As the sole user organization for ACP/TPF, the AUG has an excellent opportunity to utilize ACP/TPF Today as a vehicle for reaching everyone in the industry, not just the small handful of people who attend the semi-annual meetings. We are in the process of contacting the AUG Executive Committee with a proposal we believe is in the best interests of the organization, as well as the technology.
Another item on our list is "the mail". While there isn't much we can do about the delays inherent with bulk mail, there are some things we can do to improve on the situation. First of all, have patience. Second, let us know your mail drop/location number if ACP/TPF Today is being sent to your office. Call us toll-free (within the U.S.) at 800-725-8078, or (outside the U.S.) at 214-517-8078. Lastly, consider having ACP/TPF sent to your home address. That will eliminate any delays or errors in routing from the mail room at work.
Next item up is article contributions. We are receiving more and more articles from folks in the field, but we would sure like some more. I've never known a TPFer to be at a loss for words. With all of the work going on, there must be a new project, or a successful cutover that someone would like to share with the rest of us. Too serious for your taste? Try a little humor. I'm sure there are a bunch of closet-comedians out there. Give it some thought.
For those of you looking for the ALCS article we said would be in this issue, we apologize. Several factors prevented us from including it this time. We don't want to snub our technological "cousins", and promise we'll get it in our March issue!
Lastly, we just want to make it known that we intend to continue to grow. Future issues will be bigger, provide more information, and address a much larger readership. We may be the new kid on the block, but we've set our sights high. If you like what you see today, you're going to love what you see tomorrow.