So, a brand new DDD rolled out at the beginning of the year and last week, I asked for input from our readers.
I'm happy to say that over the past week, I've received more than a few phone calls with comments, suggestions, ideas, and even a few criticisms.
I am taking all of the calls seriously and I meant it when I requested feedback.
This week, I am again requesting feedback, so feel free to send me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or give me a call, (573) 888-4505 and let me know what is on your mind and what we can do to make your experience with the Daily Dunklin Democrat better.
Last week I thanked Ms. Pat Tippin for her input and she called again this week.
To you, Ms. Tippin, I say thank you for calling. It is always a pleasure. Call anytime.
Another local reader who contacted me was Ms. Cheryl Williams of Cardwell.
Ms. Williams called with input asking for the return of a particular item that has been missing from the DDD since 2008.
Ms. Williams was happy to hear that I was already in the process of getting the item back. Hopefully, it won't be too much longer.
Again, Ms. Williams, it was a pleasure and call anytime.
Local reader, Alice Wright, also left a message saying that she was really enjoying the new look and feel of the DDD.
Thank you, Ms. Wright. We're trying to get as much information in as we can that we think our readers will enjoy.
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To Mr. Ben Stubblefield, thank you for your note.
I really do appreciate your input.
After getting your note, which you said you are "not trying to get this in the paper," -- which is why I won't go into too much detail -- I have to agree with you and say that you are right.
The previous way we wrote about the subject in question was the way taught to me when I began my career here and it has simply continued.
In the future, I will make a conscious effort to change the way we write about that subject to the more appropriate manner.
Thank you again for your feedback and thank you for reading.
I hope to hear from you again.
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A little geek talk
So this week marked the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) at Las Vegas, Nev.
Being a self-proclaimed tech geek, I would have loved to have been able to make the trip and see some of the up-and-coming technologies that may or may not make it to store shelves by the end of the year.
For those of you who just purchased a new HDTV, it looks like the television manufacturers are trying to make your new set obsolete already.
A new "Ultra-High Definition" standard is in the process of being pushed out and the some of the first consumer models were shown off at CES.
UHD, aka 4K, is said to have a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160, four-times higher than today's standard 1080p (1,920 x 1,080).
And not to get too comfortable, there is also an 8K standard in the works, with a resolution of 7,680 x 4,320, putting the picture on par with a 15/70mm IMAX.
It will probably be a few years before 4KTVs (and especially 8KTVs)become cheap enough for the regular consumer to have one, but with the majority of TV manufacturers already prepping their sets, you may want to hold off on that 1080p set for the time being.
George Anderson is the managing editor of the Daily Dunklin Democrat.