Maybe it’s the Humidity

Maybe it’s the Humidity

A PUBLISHER’S life isn’t all beer and skittles!

  • Two letters from ardent (if critical) readers in as many days illustrate our point (both came on the hottest days of the year!).
  • One of ’em said “my only criticism of your journal is that you devote too much space to New York. Maybe it’s got the biggest fire department in the world, but for gosh sake, give us more about other cities and other fire departments.”
  • Reader No. Two wrote: “After many years of reading FIRE ENGINEERING I am beginning to lose interest in the magazine as for a long time I have read very little of the doings of our New York City Fire Department and its large fires.”
  • One guess where the last critic hails from!
  • The payoff, however, was the concluding thought in each communication—each subscriber rather apologetically added that he couldn’t— and wouldn’t—do without FIRE ENGINEERING.
  • To you who may have your own ideas on the subject, remember this: publishers like articulate—yes, even critical, readers. True, bouquets are nicer than brickbats, but we would much rather have brickbats than total silence from you!

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