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Letter from the Editor

"All you need in life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure."
-Mark Twain

Some things in life are difficult to fathom. For instance, the growth of "Reality TV" programs such as Survivor or the Great Race or Big Brother. It may be the age of your editor, but he finds it hard to see the reality in these shows with their carefully selected participants and contrived situations.

If you are interested in reality programs then you are reading the right stuff. Read on about collapsing bridges in Taiwan, from the winner of the 2nd Flow Science 30th Anniversary Simulation Contest, chosen for its direct comparisons with real life. If that isn’t enough in the way of new and interesting reality programming then maybe you'll be captivated by Da Vinci's Il Cavallo. This show involved a large cast and was well into production when the sponsor had to pull out due to an inconvenient war. You will find a synopsis and virtual premier of Il Cavallo in this Newsletter. It was awarded the bronze metal even before its production.

One pilot show, not yet in production, has a desert theme involving blowing and drifting sand. The reality of the buildup and collapse of the core program is sure to keep viewers engaged until the final outcome has been determined. Read the release notice, but beware of being blown away.

As required by our sponsors, you will also find in the following pages many useful notices about current and upcoming events.

All this is reality you can make use of as well as enjoy.

Your editor,

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Tony Hirt