While preparing this issue, I was wondering how many IACR members actually read the newsletter in text format as sent in the email. The email is sent at the same time when the new issue goes up on the web, and I understand that many readers working through their email inboxes take it as the opportunity to read the newsletter on the web. Fact is, converting the web newsletter to ASCII text for the email takes some extra time and effort, which I may want to cut down in the future. And I believe there aren't many people with access to Internet email but no web browser -- ?
Please let me know your opinion on this:
I'll report on your answers in the next issue. (I'll also learn how many of you read this ...)
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The next issue of the IACR Newsletter is scheduled for publication in February 2003. However, announcements will be posted on the IACR Website as soon as possible.
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