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A little comment about ourselves… I wanted to take a moment and mention a few improvements we have been making at Paperitalo Publications. We use this space to discuss such matters rarely, but as I pondered this issue, I decided it was time to make sure you noticed some of the improvements we have recently made.

Before I go any further, however, I must mention that none of this would be possible without our great staff and regular contributors. Don Meadows, Jorge A. Vasconcellos e Sá, Travis Hale, Brad Magee, Myra Magee, and Jim Craven work diligently behind the scenes to assure we deliver quality publications on time every time. I like to think you can set your watch by the delivery of PaperMoney, Nip Impressions, Capital Arguments, and the Thompson Private Letter.

But now to the good stuff. You know we have been delivering PaperMoney, Nip Impressions, and Capital Arguments with 18 language translation capabilities for nearly a year. Recently we have “redecorated” both PaperMoney and Nip Impressions, with the intention of making them fresher and easier to read.

If you have not looked at the background pages on the PM40 (found under the PM40-1, PM40-2, PM40-3 and PM40-4 tabs) recently, you should do so. Where available, we now supply the financial data on these companies via “wolframalpha” where available (it is not available for all companies just yet). We converted to this source the second day it was available—talk about cutting edge! Not only will you receive consistent and extensive financial data here, you’ll even be able to click through to a satellite image of the company’s headquarters address, if in the USA. That feature is found at the bottom of each company’s page.

Travis and I continue to battle it out in the popular “Point-Counterpoint” column, while Travis’s background work keeps many of the gears well-lubricated at both Nip Impressions and PaperMoney. A legacy, but often misunderstood feature on PaperMoney is the “Rearview.” This clever chart, when viewed from a “high level” gives one a color-coded indication of the performance of the PM40. Zoom in, and one can see how an individual stock is doing year-over-year. Instructions are at the bottom of the page on each Rearview issue. This is one of the most powerful financial charts anywhere.

Over on Nip Impressions, a number of changes have been implemented as well. Besides a freshened up look, the Nip Impressions email is now available in “Legacy” and “Express” versions. The Legacy version, which shows the entirety of Nip Impressions in the email, has caused Lotus Notes users a great deal of problems in the past. The Express version should eliminate these. We have made the Express version the default version, but also provided a way for those who prefer the Legacy version to receive Nip Impressions this familiar way. We have also added Classified Ads to Nip Impressions, offering the individual professional practitioner a low-cost way to reach our entire worldwide audience.

Later this summer, I will be traveling to Minnesota to deliver a personal award and host a dinner to honor Capital Arguments’ Engineering Manager of the Year for 2008, Mr. Mike Ahcan, at UPM Blandin.

The Cellulose Community, solely supported by Talo Analytic International, Inc., is growing at a terrific rate. I should mention its board of directors, who are great source of support and ideas: Jon Kerr, Chuck Klass, Mike Ryan, and Nick Dunlop-Jones.

These are exciting times at Paperitalo Publications. Your continued support affirms we are on the right path. Thanks for taking the time to read our work.

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