CSEG members are encouraged to become more involved with the RECORDER by submitting short Calgary Herald-style letters for publication to the Chief Editor at editor@csegrecorder.com.

Good morning,

I was delighted to receive my RECORDER in the mail yesterday, but I was dismayed to learn that it was my second-last print edition. I am an old retired professor from Dalhousie University and the only way I can read something longer than a few lines in an email is to have it in print. It is so much easier to sit back in a comfortable chair with a magazine in paper than staring at my computer screen. So, if I want to read something, I have to print it.

I understand the need to break even on the costs of the RECORDER and that advertising revenue must have greatly declined. I don't know how much of my membership dues are considered to be part of the revenue and I don't know why expenses are going up.

As someone from outside Calgary, all I get from CSEG is the RECORDER. If I don't get that in paper, then I don't get anything. I probably won't be renewing my membership next year.

I know I'm a grumpy old man and my grandchildren look at everything on computer screens and phones, but that's the way it is.

Patrick Ryall, Ph.D., P.Geo.

Reply from Chief Editor

Hi Patrick,

Thanks for your message, and your explanation. …Your letter recalls the benefits of print. And, we must keep those benefits in mind so we can try to find ways to recreate those benefits in the digital world.

Nicole Willson



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