01/20/98 EDITORIAL WINTER 1998
Everything in Life is 50/50! By Michael Dalton
This has been one of the toughest issues of Blackjack Review I have had to write. I have
decided that this will be the last copy of this publication that will be published in hard
copy form. Future issues of Blackjack Review will be published on our Internet
Web site at http://www.BJRnet.com and will
require a password to access.
I know many of you will be dissappointed but I needed to make a decision about the
direction of Blackjack Review. Publishing a hard-copy edition every three months,
while at the same time keeping the BJRnet web site
up-to-date was becoming increasingly difficult. Not being required to print
and distribute bound newsletters will allow me to devote considerable more time to the
BJRnet Web site, and provide more timely news to my subscribers.
Blackjack Review on the Web will continue the tradition of the hard copy
Blackjack Review. However, I am working on some ideas to make it even more useful to
players. You should see some major changes by April of 1998 -- which will include
the first issue of Blackjack Review on the Web. You will find all
the blackjack information you are normally accustomed to on our Web site including playing
conditions, best bets, and hard hitting articles. However, one big advantage of
Blackjack Review on the Web is the information should be more timely and
accurate. Another big advantage is the instant feedback that will be established to
allow readers to make corrections and comments about playing conditions. I hope to
also expand BJRnet to include more poker related material and information on the other
casino games. To accomplish all this I am upgrading the BJRnet server
capabilities to allow state-of-the-art Internet communications.
Internet communications and the Web are increasingly becoming a major part of our
lives. Millions of people around the world use the Internet daily -- from receiving
and sending mail, to buying and selling products, or just for educational purposes.
I can not imagine living without the Internet. Today, it is as much a part of
my life as the telephone and television were a few years ago. The Internet is
indeed here to stay.
The costs to get connected to the Internet are relatively minimal.
Yes, you can go out and buy an expensive computer system, however, there are a few other
options. If you are not already connected, there is one product called WebTV® which connects to your television set and
phone line that will do the job. This option is considerably less expensive than
purchasing a full computer system, however, both options require an Internet service
subscription. A typical Internet service subscription can be as low as $10 -
$15 per month, while WebTV® currently charges about double this amount due to additional
services. There are some limitations with WebTV®, however, it may be the easiest
and possibly least expensive way to make the Internet connection today. If you are
interested, I have seen this product offered for sale in the Sears electronic department.
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