s you may have noticed, the Translation Journal has two types of pages. Most pages are brand-new in each issue, and they remain on the Web unchanged when a new issue is published. A few pages, however, only have their datelines and color schemes changed, and they're updated, rather than replaced from one issue to the other.
One of these "updated" pages is "Web Surfing for Fun and Profit," which has been managed by Dr. Cathy Flick since the very first issue of the Translation Journal, i.e., for 12 years now.
During these 12 years, Cathy has added new, interesting and useful links to at least a few of the 24 categories of "Web Surfing." This means 48 contributions, sent without fail, on time, every time. Some of the links she has submitted had been suggested by colleagues, to whom our thanks are also due, but most of them had been found by Cathy herself.
Now, 12 years after the first entries in these pages, some of the links have, in Cathy's words, "vanished in a cyber-black hole"; others have changed address (URL) or character. For the past few issues, Cathy has been systematically checking the pages of her column and updating the links that no longer exist in their original form. This meticulous and time-consuming work is not immediately apparent to the TJ's reader; nevertheless, it contributes, in an important way, to the usefulness and user-friendliness of those pages. As all contributors to the Translation Journal, Cathy works on a purely volunteer basis.
As we're approaching the 12th anniversary of the Translation Journal and, with it, of Dr. Flick's column, I wish to pay tribute to her tireless and dependable work. Thank you, Cathy, on behalf of all those who, over the years, have enjoyed and benefited from your column.