TOURBUS Volume 7, Number 42 -- 27 Dec 2001

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Greetings, fellow riders of the World's Biggest Bus!  This is the last
issue of TOURBUS for the year 2001, and I want to say THANKS to all of
you for making the trip along with Patrick and me.  In the coming
year, we'll continue to bring you tips for using the Internet and
links to fun, interesting and even useful websites.  You can count on
your friendly Busdrivers to translate the technology for you, and help
you get the most out of your Internet experience.  :-)


"At this festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge," said the gentleman,
taking up a pen, "it is more than usually desirable that we should
make some slight provision for the Poor and Destitute, who suffer
greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of common
necessaries; hundreds of thousands are in want of common comforts,
sir.  What shall I put you down for?"

"Nothing!" Scrooge replied. "It's not my business."  (... skipping to
the appearance of Marley ...) "Business!" cried the Ghost, wringing
its hands again. "Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my
business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence, were all my
business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the
comprehensive ocean of my business!"

As the year draws to a close, it's a good time to reflect on these
words penned by Charles Dickens, some 158 years ago.  Draw what
conclusions you may.  Then see if you can find some way to take care
of "business" here:



I'm happy to announce the availability of the Tourbus Archives (1995-
2001) on CDROM!  Due to space and time constraints, we can only keep
about two months of back issues online.  But now you can have over SIX
YEARS of Tourbus newsletters at your fingertips, fully searchable and
printable.  That's over 600 issues filled with advice, tips and
tricks, served with a healthy dose of offbeat humor.

It's especially nice to hear from readers that TOURBUS has been
helpful to them.  Here's what some of them have said:

 > "Thank you for your excellent newsletter. In these tumultuous days
 > of internet evolution, you consistently deliver extremely useful
 > and valuable articles." -- M. Kramer, Berkeley, CA

 > "A great resource, witty and practical.  What a refreshing change
 > from Internet garbage-as-usual." -- C. Schmidt, Atlanta GA

 > "Your timing is impeccable, your insights and knowledge about the
 > Internet invaluable.  Thank you for taking the time and effort to
 > help your fellow netizens!" -- Mary L., Indianapolis, IN

That's always been our goal, to deliver knowledge in a useful and
humorous format.  I'm sure you'll agree that the Tourbus Archives will
be a valuable tool when you have questions about Search Engines,
Viruses, dealing with Spam, or your online Privacy and Security.

The regular price for this CDROM is $24.95, but if you purchase before
January 7th, it can be yours for just $19.95.  With this introductory
offer, you save $5 and you'll also get a FREE bonus -- Doctor Bob's
special report entitled "The Best of Everything".  This brand new
report will show you where to find the absolute best websites in over
a hundred categories.  The best search engines, where to find shopping
discounts and coupon codes, online newspapers, tips for wanna-be
webmasters, how to open a web store, beat the spammers, access a
database of urban legends, and lots more.

The Tourbus Archives is a valuable personal reference and makes a
great gift too.  To order your Tourbus Archives CDROM and get your
free copy of "The Best of Everything" click here:


That's all for now, I'll see you next time!   --Bob

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