||For what it's worth, here's my personal list of wishes and
presents for the new year. The choice is yours ...
The real first time visitor : lots of discovering
The Tourist by choice : the "don't feel too lonely" package.
Tourist out of necessity : a relative paying for your citizenship.
Tourists looking for adventure : patience for downloads and a seatbelt
for when that's done.
Tourists looking for ejection : a fixed IP address.
Building citizens : lots of new objects and animations.
Socializers : lots of new people to get to know.
Happy in AW citizens : a "look further than your
Cynical about AW cits : a good talk with the previous
Helpers : strength and lots of energy.
Tired : some sleep and courage in continuing.
Triggerhappy : a truck crashing your mouse.
Lots of visitors, customers and advertizers (if you
want that), no hacking, nor stealing. Servers in perfect condition and
friendly ISP's. No power failures and good backup systems.Wisdom in chosing
Happy users, lots of registrations, customer orientation,
no hostile take-overs, no selling plans (or to some : very outspoken selling
plans), easy to rule user community. Wisdom in thinking for your customers,
not too much terrorrists hurting your users (or adequate security
measures to prevent it). Open communication.
Vandals : a "snap out of it" and doubling of the
number of your braincells (up to 2).
Hackers : a colleague doing it to you or a good cause
for doing it, but with wisdom in chosing your targets.
Opposition : clear language, clear ideas and independance.
Desillusioned : a look beyond the frustration.
Freedom fighters/User-rights movements : the strength
to keep up the fight, the sense to chose the best means.
Sworn anti-everythings : a stone to sharpen your
knives on and a occasional "I agree feeling".
"Storm in a glass of water" movements : a "how to
become a hurricane" handbook.
And to all, a better year than 1998, lots
of fun and a millenium-bug free PC.
Anyway, enjoy reading AWWoS.