X-Message-Number: 2504
From:	 (Ben Best)
Date:	Tue, 28 Dec 1993 22:08:00 -0500

    I'm very pleased with the way the article on the OMNI cryonics
contest came-out on pages 56-60 in the January 1994 issue of OMNI
magazine. As promotion, I think it is a great improvement over the
disappointment of last year concerning OMNI's wording and picturing
of cryonics and the contest. Charles Platt did a terrific job of
writing-up the piece -- and it was undoubtedly a lot of work to
pick a winner. What irony that Charles has quit Alcor over disagreements
with the Board of Directors.

   I don't think there has ever been a full-page ad in a major
publication to compare with the likes of the one promoting Alcor on
page 59 of the January OMNI. Is Hugh Hixon now spending 24-hours a day
talking on the telephone? I'm not sure it was such a good idea to
direct all callers to talk to one person, but I suppose this was an
effort to associate cryonics with a person having scientific

   If some Alcor staffer would post a note on CryoNet as to how well
this OMNI piece is netting cryonicists, I'm sure most of us would be

                   -- Ben Best (ben.best%)

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