|4 Dear Decision-MakerThe first
issue of BUGS & BYTES were read by a number of people I could count on my
fingers and toes. A page was half-A4 size.
It was not until the second issue which
came out a year later that I started sending out this letter, along with the personal
publication, to some people I knew from my past and to some people I do not even know:
BUGS & BYTES
Jeddah Saudi Arabia
BUGS & BYTES
is an endeavor that seeks to unlock and promote the potentials of personal publishing. It
is our aim to show another way in addition to such established norms as the ballot
or a gun or membership in civic, professional, political organizations by which
individuals can exercise their involvement in shaping events around them. Personal
publishing, we hope, can be an equally, if not more, effective means of influencing
As a decision-maker in
some of the areas covered by BUGS & BYTES, you have been specifically
targeted to receive relevant issues concerning these areas. If you feel that you may not
have time to read the publication, we urge you to at least pass it on to somebody who will
be interested in reading it. We will also appreciate your informing us of your desire to
continue on receiving a free copy of future issues of BUGS & BYTES
and/or recommend other interested people.
If you have something
positive to contribute to the publication a point of view, constructive critique,
creative thinking, words of support please feel free to communicate with us. BUGS
& BYTES firmly believes that productive communication can result in a better
world to live in. We hope you share this same belief. And we hope that, like us, you will
find the longing for a better world as reason and reward enough to encourage similar
efforts by other right-minded individuals to stand up and be counted.
That individual can be
you; it can be the next person you smile to, or shake hands with. Please spread the word.
Said K. Sadain
The costs of Jeddah postal stamps severely
restricted my reach. If the World Wide Web was widely used at that time, I would have
quickly evolved into a mass e-mailer (o, for the joy of e-mailing!) and would have
probably gotten flamed out to oblivion just as fast.
As it was, with Saudi Arabia taking too
long to embrace the Internet Age, I had enough time to submerge vicariously in the
Internet through the swanky pages of Computerworld, to learn the netiquettes safely before
I could violate them.
These days, I am working at presenting BUGS
& BYTES at its own web site, www.bugsnbytes.com.
Personal Publishing Greatly Enhanced!