To whom it may concern,

Now here's a thing: it has been suggested to me by certain big nobs in the computer profession that the recent advent of the Information Super-Highway (sic) offers the unique opportunity for me to share my words of wisdom and advice, previously only available to those in high places, with a wider audience. This is right on!

In the interests of public service, therefore, I have agreed to the publication of extracts of my correspondence (and, where appropriate, the subsequent replies) on the World Wide Web, wherever that may be.

Yours electronically,