As you may have noticed there has been no issue 66, February 2018 of Les Cloches des Îles, our bi-annual news magazine. Few can now remember Issue 1, published over 30 years ago, but it is clearly a venerable institution. However its time has come. The day of the print magazine is over. Paper is dead. Long live the internet.
CIbells was always planned to be the successor to Les Cloches des Îles, which as a bi-annual print magazine could never provide up to date news. As issues are lost over time, the contents of back issues cannot readily be located. A web site “blog” is different. Firstly ANY MEMBER can post directly to the blog by sending it an email to [email protected]. Rather than everyone having a mailing list of every other member, plus any other interested parties, any news or matters of interest can be published to cibells instantly and viewed by all.
Of course everyone has to look to find the information, but I believe and hope that over the next few years we will all learn that cibells.com is the place to look. It is, as usual, up to everyone to make this work. And if anyone out there feels strongly enough that this is the wrong approach, remember that as the new newsletter editor – you could publish it once again. But if the job is mine, cibells is the solution I favour.
I did plan to wait to see which towers would remember to send me copy for Les Cloches des Îles – which I would then post here. Not many is the answer and so I have sent out a reminder. Please be more proactive in July. I really don’t want to have to be a nag.