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- September 13, 2001
Note From Digital
The attack on Tuesday was not just against the United States, but against the world. This is why several countries, like Russia and China, have banded together with the U.S. in a commitment to find those responsible to stop such atrocities from happening again in the U.S. or other countries.
I would like to thank the regular Digital Media FX readers who discussed this issue in the dFX Forums. The comments show what a concerned, helpful, and united community has formed amongst dFX readers and reflects feelings everywhere.
What has been an encouragement to me is the outpouring of support from all over the world. On Tuesday, a friend of mine in New Zealand went with a friend to place a collection of flowers at the U.S. Embassy in New Zealand. When they arrived, the embassy was already laden with flowers from people who took time out of their day to simply say, "we care and we are thinking about the victims."
It's nice to see that the terrorist attack against the United States has served to unite rather than divide people from around the world. In a time of tragedy a wealth of goodness seems to come from so many.
None of us will ever forget September 11, 2001. And none of us will ever forget the outpouring of love, prayers, and caring that came as a result.
Sony Pictures Removes
Spider-Man Trailer From Theaters and Web
The teaser was created for the trailer and does not appear in the actual movie, therefore the movie will not have to be edited and production on Spiderman won't be interrupted. The movie is still on schedule for a May 3, 2002 debut.
Open Letter From
September 12, 2001
Yesterday, September 11, 2001, the United States was rocked by what many are calling the world's worst terrorist attack ever. Like those of us here at NewTek, you have all watched the terrible images on television, and have had to deal with a wide variety of emotions incuding disbelief, confusion, grief, helplessness, fear and anger. Today our hearts are no less broken as we mourn for those who perished and pray for those who are still fighting for their lives. We also feel an enormous sense of gratitude towards the rescue forces and other groups and individuals who are still risking their own lives to save others.
Terrorists plan these types of attacks with two primary goals in mind. Their first aim is to inflict the most possible damage and cause the greatest loss of life, resulting in immediate chaos, confusion and terror. In this, yesterday's attackers succeeded. There is no question that, yesterday, we took a direct hit. But, this has happened to us before and we have never failed to pick up ourselves up out of the dirt and come up swinging.
The second, and even more important, goal of a terrorist attack is to create a lasting feeling of insecurity and fear; to paralyze us as individuals and as a nation. They would love nothing more than to destabilize us and permanently change our way of life and the way we feel about ourselves. This we cannot allow to happen.
Yesterday events proved that we cannot always control the things that happen to us. Life is like that. What we CAN control, however, is the way we react to the external forces to which we are subject. We choose our attitude and our actions. In this I believe we will always frustrate those who would like to see us suffer.
Today we will begin turning these thoughts into action and begin picking up the pieces of our lives and putting them back together. While we can never forget what happened on September 11, 2001, we can begin to put some distance between us and those horrible memories. One of the ways we can do this is by helping you do the same. I have asked the management and staff at NewTek if they will put aside their grief and focus on serving you, the NewTek community, and they have responded with a resounding "Yes!" Today we are fully staffed and open for business as usual. Our tech support and telephone lines are open. Our shipping department is open (although transportation will obviously continue to be problematic for the forseeable future.) We even have a couple of dealers who somehow managed to make it to San Antonio and, even as I write this, are undergoing LightWave  and Video Toaster  training. NewTek is fully operational.
Undoubtedly, we will suffer some unavoidable inconveniences as a result of yesterday's heinous attack, but we will fight hard to minimize them and continue our great society and our way of life...because that is the kind of people we are.
News Link of the
Day - Meet 'Chyna' - Beijing's Answer to Lara Croft
"She is 17 or 18 years old, 5 feet, 7 inches tall with an Asian face and the figure of a Scandinavian swimwear model.
She's 'Chyna' -- the
Middle Kingdom's answer to voluptuous virtual action queen Lara Croft..."
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