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TEC Newsletter, What Makes it Worthy?
Do you still read tech/business industry e-mail newsletters? In the early days of the Web, I remember going to a conference talking about the importance of

what is commentary  so the reader knows what is in it for him/her and why it's compelling. Here is how our new letter looks. You can see our designers gave it a much simpler layout so it would be easier to read. It lacks clutter. The key content appears almost immediately after the top heading. All of the text is written so that, we hope, it informs and explains what is worthwhile about following the links we're including. This first issue mostly discusses product lifecycle management (PLM) issues. Is this truly a better

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