This week I'd like to review Edupage, one of my favorite e-mail publications (though it's a bit
of a stretch to call it an e-zine).
E-zine Description: Edupage, a regular summary of news items on information
technology is provided three times each week as a service by Educom -- a
Washington, D.C.-based consortium of leading colleges and universities
seeking to transform education through the use of information technology.
Frequency of Publication: 3 times weekly
Body Text: subscribe edupage Todd Kuipers (assuming that your name is Todd
Kuipers; if it isn't, substitute your own name)
WWW location: http://www.educom.edu/
Edupage is written by:
John Gehl (firstname.lastname@example.org) & Suzanne Douglas (email@example.com). Telephone: 770-590-1017. [Don't miss their excellent weekly newsletter Innovation -
John Gehl and Suzanne Douglas have been producing this award winning
newsletter for almost 7 years now. Very professionally done, it is an
excellent consolidation of recent technology focused business, political and
Typically 8-12 of the most important and topical items
from the past couple of days are summarized and shipped out to subscribers
three times per week (Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday). It is primarily US
focused but regularly features big international stories. I find that it is
one of my primary sources for tech news and generally read it as soon as it
shows up in my inbox. If you want to subscribe to just one tech newsletter
this is the one.
In addition to the English language publication there are translated
versions in French, Estonian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Korean, Portuguese
and Spanish. The regular Honorary Subscriber section introduces readers to a
different technical/social innovator every issue and provides background on
More information can be had on the Educom Publications page at:
Content - 5
- Packed full of great stories and tidbits, the kind of information you
may miss if you're just skimming the business or computer section of your
local paper. The table of contents shows right away what articles are in
the current issue. The 8-12 articles per issue are well condensed allowing
you to read this newsletter in under 5 minutes if that's all you have time
Information is drawn from dozens of publications, services and online
sources including: Dow Jones, Associated Press, Reuters, Business Week, The
Economist, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Globe and Mail, Business
Week, Washington Post, Total Telecom, Information Week etc. etc. etc.
Every source is properly cited, allowing you to look up the originating
article for further information.
Writing Quality/Style - 5
- professional, clear, concise and well edited. John Gehl and Suzanne
Douglas are seasoned professionals as can be seen in the Edupage and their
excellent weekly newsletter Innovation.
Regularity - 5
- Always on time and never misses an issue. Excellent Monday morning
read. I wish my sleep was this regular.
Extras - 5
- Full subscribe and unsubscribe information in every issue, as well as
instructions on how to obtain a subscription to the non-English
translations. Contact information easy to find. Requests I've had of the
authors have always been responded to personally and promptly.
Overall - 5
- Can these guys do anything wrong? Not much from
what I can see. If you want the standard in business technology summaries
via e-mail, this is the one to get. Use the instructions above to subscribe
directly from this page.
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