Attitudes from the Editor
On September 11, 2001, everything changed, including the relationship of the American consumer to the TV and the PC. These portals to the world never seemed more important to U.S. citizens. What is going on? Why did this happen? What happens next?
When days of mind-numbing TV-watching, Web-crawling and political uncertainty took their toll, some of us turned off the news and headed to the video rental store or pay-per-view channels. Give us emotional relief, an escape. Give us baseball.
At this writing, America is in a normal/not normal stage. Life goes on. Our government's retaliation for the destruction of the World Trade Center and the damage to the Pentagon—and the death of more than 5,000 people—has yet to happen. When it does, we will be back in front of the TV and the PC, searching for understanding and information.