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Vol. 2, No. 43, 6/12/2002

In This Issue:
* From the editor
* Start your staff on the right foot in 2003
* Web content tip
* Email tip
* Readers write
* The Y Files
* Surf Club (web site reviews)
* Reader choice
* Weekly thought
* Need content?
* At your service
* Things that make you go huh?

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From the editor
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So sorry this is late but it's been a crazy week.

Have been hunting doctors in Canberra (scarce as hen's
teeth), working long hours and struggling with laptop till
return home next weekend when I can re-install

Excuses, excuses. Anyway, forgive me this once and I'll
make it up to you.

In the meantime, enjoy this week's web site reviews at

Back to normal mental, physical and editorial strength
next week (hopefully).


Start your staff on the right foot in 2003
A new year is a great time for a new start. Book a date now
for an in-house workshop for your staff. Choose from web
writing, content essentials (including usability,
accessibility and promotion), or e-newsletters. Email
yvette@brizcomm.com.au for a quote.

More: http://www.brizcomm.com.au/workshops/

Web content tip
Until we're back to normal, maybe catch up on previous tips?

More: http://www.brizcomm.com.au/freetips/

Email tip
same here, I'm afraid.

More: http://www.brizcomm.com.au/freetips/

Readers write
Take some time to look back on Pollyanna's collection of
entertaining, nostalgic and wise columns during the past
year (in fact, why not email pollyanna@brizcomm.com.au if
you've enjoyed her unpaid work).

Send your book or movie review (or any other contribution)
to yvette@brizcomm.com.au

More: http://www.brizcomm.com.au/readerswrite/default.asp

The Y Files
Send your question to yvette@brizcomm.com.au

More: http://www.brizcomm.com.au/freetips/

Surf Club (web site reviews)
2002 Best Inventions
Innovation is alive and well, judging by Time magazine's
list of best inventions. Discover the tomato vaccine, dog
translator, tooth phone, travel surfboard, and virtual
ultrasound. Follow the links for more information, price
and where to buy.
In a net shell: Bright ideas.

The City Stories Project
Share your thoughts, true stories and city links with other
city-dwellers through this network of city-based
storytelling sites all over the world. Derek Powazek
started the growing virtual volunteer-run community in San
Francisco. He describes it as a cross between a personal
journal and a city guide or "a series of personal stories
where the city itself becomes a character in your story".
In a net shell: Tales of the city.

British Pathe
View historic footage from the 3500-hour British Pathe Film
Archive covering news, sport, social history and
entertainment from 1896 to 1970. News films include the
Titanic disaster in 1912, shocking images of Belsen
concentration camp, atomic bombs, the Beatles, and the
first moon walk. The footage was digitised as part of a
50m program under Britain's national lottery new
opportunities fund. You don't have to pay - for now.
In a net shell: Bridging generations.

Right Brain Workouts
Flex the squishy bits with 104 aerobic exercises for the
creative site of your brain. Right Brain Workouts aim to
"stimulate creative thinking, champion the pursuit of new
ideas, illustrate the benefits of thinking creatively, and
urge you to exercise your creative abilities".
In a net shell: Lateral thinking.

Police Eyewitness
Think you have a good memory? Find out - memorise the
facial features of the random "suspect" then try to piece
the criminal back together (to make the screen bigger, just
drag the borders).
In a net shell: Tricky.

Learn Cricket
If you don't know a duck from a googly, step this way.
Learn about cricket's rules, laws, batting strategies, how
to read scorecards and common terminology. The simple site
is a labour of love for 19-year-old Bombay engineering
student Nicholas Alphonso.
In a net shell: Howzat.

* reviews are previewed on ABC Local Radio Queensland about
8.35pm Mondays - tune in at http://abc.net.au/backyard/

More: http://www.brizcomm.com.au/surf/default.asp

Reader choice
Total Solar Eclipse 2002
If you missed the eclipse this week, look back safely on
the web.

Send a brief review of your favourite site to

More: http://www.brizcomm.com.au/surf/showcategory.asp?categoryid=26

Weekly thought
"Give a man health and a course to steer; and he'll never
stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not." - George
Bernard Shaw.

More: http://www.brizcomm.com.au/freetips/

Need content?
To reproduce any content from brizcomm's newsletter or web
site in your own publication, please
email yvette@brizcomm.com.au

More: http://www.brizcomm.com.au/consulting/

At your service
Need someone to motivate the troops, write or rewrite
content, edit or proofread, critique your own site or
e-newsletter? Email yvette@brizcomm.com.au

Things that make you go huh?
"Yvette, this is the best ebook ever! Oh my God, who
knew??...BTW, I LOVE the virtual autopsy (mystery lover
here...)." - Tina Swift, Library Business Manager and
freelance writer, western Massachusetts.

Ready for some extreme surfing? Want to be titillated,
taunted and tempted?

Buy a copy of Odd Bods - 50 bizarre sites about the human
body and shock your dinner party guests with tales from the
dark side of the Net.

Grab your credit card to pay securely online for instant
access to professionally reviewed sites that could take
years to find among the millions of dead links, scumware
and pop-ups.

Only 9.95 (incl. GST) in Aussie dollars (that's about five
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wicked pleasure will last longer.

Available in .exe format for PCs (.pdf for Macs coming).
Don't worry, we'll tell you how to download it - it's super

Go on, live dangerously and get it while it's hot -


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