To Our Readers: Jan. 10, 1994

Back last September when TIME decided to venture into cyberspace, where no newsmagazine had gone before, we chose America Online as our launch vehicle and Tom Mandel, a professional futurist with a keen sense of the present, as our guide. Since then TIME Online has become a popular destination in this fast-growing computer-network universe. Within the past three months, the number of visitors to TIME Online has increased from 40,000 a week to 60,000, a trend that shows no sign of slowing. America Online, which had 350,000 users in September, now boasts more than 500,000.

Our appreciation for Mandel has increased...

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