Kudos for last issue
I just read the July issue of "Horizons." John Bach did a fine job with the article he interviewed me for ["Pen and Paper vs. Mouse and Monitor," in print only]. It was very well done, well crafted, well written and nicely balanced. The issue itself is nicely put together, as well. It shows the university (and technology) to wonderful advantage. Nice work.
Fred Siff, UC Vice President for Information Technology
When my wife, Eileen, and I returned from Scotland and Ireland toward the end of August, "Horizons" magazine with the story on my retirement was waiting for us ["Staying Awake for His Own Wake," July '99, in print only]. As the editor knows, I did not realize she was covering the event.
The story I told about the poison ivy on my face is a true one. I have often felt that we can find tremendous humor in everyday life, if we are simply open to receive it.
Thank you very much for the wonderful way that you memorialized a truly major event in my life. I bestow upon you Irish blessings.
John Murphy, UC professor of law
Hard to read
The size of type used in "Horizons" eliminates readers such as those of us who cannot read many of the pages of the magazine. It is suggested you consider these matters as you design future issues of "Horizons." As alumni age, a significant number will not be able to read "Horizons." The size of the type in this letter is one indication of the issue.
Robert Curry, A&S '34, Ed '35, MEd '38
Editor's note: Mr. Curry's letter was printed on a special typewriter that produces letters in a size measuring 20 points. "Horizons" routinely uses 10-point type, which is the standard for daily newspapers and national magazines. To make reading "Horizons" stories somewhat easier, however, we insert slightly more space between lines than newspapers do. Those who have difficulty reading it can vew many "Horizons" articles on the Internet (www.uc.edu/horizons).