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The E-Sylum: Volume 12, Number 52, December 27, 2009, Article 14

VARIOUS TOPICS: BREEN, NEWSPAPER WEB SITES, AND MORE

Gregg Silvis writes:

Apropos your question concerning the discipline of Walter Breen's Master's degree, it was an M.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1966. Here's a link to the catalog record: oskicat.berkeley.edu/record=b14936138~S1

At my request George Kolbe forwarded this image of the view from his home in Crestline, CA (mentioned by Ron Guth). -Editor

Kolbe view from Crestline,CA

Regarding last week's item on the Salvation Army coin donation, Joe Boling writes:

Berlin where? Salisbury where? Even going to the web site cited did not tell me where this town is. Is this the Salisbury on the eastern shore of Maryland? The names "Maryland," "Virginia," and "Delaware" do appear on the stub at the top of the page - but I'd like more information. I can't stand newspaper web sites that do not tell you where the city they are serving IS - and sometimes not even what the NAME of the burg is.

Amen! The rampant provincialism of local newspaper web sites worldwide strikes me as another example that print media still doesn't "get" the Internet. I do try to state where an article comes from, but often the web sites make it next to impossible to nail down their geographical origin. Rather than guess, I usually just give up.

Jim Duncan of New Zealand writes:

I thank you for a most interesting 52 newsletters. Has it ever been suggested that you publish a geographic breakdown of your subscribers? I know of only one other in NZ, Martin Purdy, but it would be interesting to know if there were more. No names of course, just numeric quantities. Cheers for 2010, and keep it up. I'm damned if I know how, I must say!

The year-end is a good time for reflection and annual surveys. I've been considering a survey of readers and just might have one in our next issue. What else would people like to know about their fellow E-Sylumites? Send me your questions for consideration.

One last thing - we're approaching the 100th anniversary of the landmark March, 1910 International Medallic Exhibition of the American Numismatic Society. How wonderful it would be to stage a similar high-profile exhibition of the finest medals in 2010.

Wayne Homren, Editor

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