Message from Publications Committee (excerpted from Summer
“Why is the stand-alone Switchlist
being mailed now, instead of August, as usual?” In a word,
‘logistics’. We have two larger articles that were not quite ready for
publication, yet we still wanted to present them both this year. We
have a number of smaller articles ready to go that could have made up
the content of a full issue of the NEWS which could have been put
out with the Summer mailing, but that would have done two things.
would have depleted our reserve of shorter articles which we draw from
to adjust to the needed number of pages each issue.
Second, and most
importantly, it would have delayed presenting one of the two larger
features mentioned above until next year as both would not fit into a
single Winter issue. So, we have flip-flopped the
Summer and Autumn mailings as far
as inclusion of the NEWS is concerned. Look for issue no. 133 to
arrive later this summer with the usual calendar pre-order form and
election ballot for 2014. In the meantime, enjoy all the lazy, hazy,
crazy days between now and then.
Summer mailing was sent out on June 24.
It should arrive to members shortly.