This issue brings together a great variety of good, practical ideas, most of which have either been sent in by readers or have been requested. Most of these ideas cost very little to try out. We hope that all our readers will find something of interest in these pages. Simple technologies often encourage people to adapt ideas for their own use. Just because an idea works well in one situation does not mean it will be appropriate for every situation. Communities have their own sets of priorities, but will be very ready to accept new ideas if they meet these priorities. Let us know how successful you find some of these techniques. There were plenty more for which, alas, there was no room in this issue! Your letters and comments continue to be a huge encouragement. So, too, is the rapidly growing mailing list and the use of Footsteps material by different groups around the world.

by Isabel Carter