Dave Lange of NGC submitted these thoughts on last week's ANA events, The Numismatist, and numismatic web sites. Thanks.
I only wish I could have attended the many activities described in last week's issue, but I'm always chained to our booth or the
grading room during bourse hours.
As noted in your introduction, Barbara Gregory has indeed been editor of The Numismatist since 1987, the person to hold that
position the longest. Among her first actions after assuming the editorship was recruiting me to write a column about USA coins and related
matters. It's had several names over the years but has been running under one title or another since the February 1988 issue. 27 years
is probably half the time that Dave Bowers' column has appeared, but it seems like a long ride to me.
My column in The Numismatist remains my primary public presence as a numismatic writer, and I cherish it as such. I write
anonymously about coins daily for NGC's websites and customers. My books are complex enough that I'm able to publish them only once
every few years, and they also have a limited market. Ditto for my quarterly newsletter, Coin Board News.
On another note, I've taken down my website coincollectingboards.com, but this is only a temporary action. The existing template is
no longer supported by the website building software, and this didn't permit me to update the site. The company's current program
has so many unnecessary bells and whistles that my attempts to rebuild the site were exasperating. I even had a professional attempt to use
the program, and she, too, gave up on it. When I find something more user friendly, I'll be up and running again. In the meantime,
anyone seeking old coin boards or albums may still contact me by email at &npsp; email@example.com.
Recommendations from E-Sylum readers on manageable website building programs will be most welcomed.
Can anyone help? I work with folks who build planet-scale web sites, but am not familiar with the many do-it-yourself tools for
small-scale site building. Recommendations, anyone? -Editor
To read last week's complete E-Sylum, see:
Volume 18, Number 33, August 16, 2015
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