An Electronic Magazine by Omar Villarreal and Marina Kirac (c)
Year 2          Number 38      September 23rd   2000
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being SHARED.
Wow !! It´s Spring again and... Love is in the air. Too old for Love ? Too young for Love ? Too busy for Love  ? Too tired for love ? Never. A real teacher knows how to give love even if he or she knows he or she cannot expect anything in return. Your bones ache ? You´re too "stout" to sit on the grass and have a picnic like in the good old days ? Don´t worry this is still the best season of your life :
Ten thousand flowers in Spring,
the moon in Autumn,
a cool breeze in Summer,
snow in Winter.
If your mind isn't clouded
by unnecessary things
THIS is the best season 
of your life.
We-Men. (1183- 1260)
1.- On Tennis and Love.
2.- A very Musical Invitation from "Friends". 
3.- Good News from APIBA.
4.- I´m a Blonde Bimbo Girl in a Fantasy World.
5.- Licenciaturas : A Waste of Time ? 2nd Round.
6.- III Congreso Latinoamericano de Traducción.
7.- Oxford University Press Update.
8.- More on Teaching Adults. 
9.- Examinations or Trials of Strength ? .  
10.-Traductores del Oeste Announce. 
11- Bernieh´s Corner.
12- Awful Authors.
13.-Necochea Congress.
14.-Scholarships for Teachers.   
15- October and November with Longman.
16.- Beware of Virus Alert  
17- Sailing on Rough SEA.
18- Our Teacher´s Day Message.  
(1) ON TENNIS AND LOVE          
A dear SHARER from San Fernando, Pcia de Buenos Aires, Yanina Milne writes to us : "Here I am again, with one of these trivia I love receiving and sending... (if you don't please tell me :o). Hope you like this one...
Why do they say "love" instead of "zero" in tennis?
Tennis used to be a sport for ladies and gentlemen.  But in recent years we've seen championship caliber players cursing the linesman and throwing both their rackets and temper tantrums on the court. "Love" was hardly the point: tennis had become war.
Not that tennis terminology such as "love" ever had anything to do with being polite. In fact, substituting love for zero was a way of saying that the player with no points had laid an egg, and that's not being very nice. The French, who popularized tennis, thought the zero on the scoreboard resembled an egg. French for egg is "l'oeuf," which is what they called zero. When tennis crossed the pond, Americans also called zero "l'eouf." They just slightly scrambled the
pronunciation. And that's the story of love.
Good for you, Yanina ! Keep on SHARING
A very dear SHARER and neighbour Cristina Maggi, Head of Friends´ School of
English, sends us these kind words and invitation. Thank you, Cristina and congratulations on a great initiative.
"Dear Omar and Marina
Everybody at Friends' enjoys, talks and very often uses some of the material in your SHARE´s, congratulations to you both.
I'd like you to include in your next issue that Friends' School of English has just started its own choir. I wish you and your readers could share this new project in the near future.
It's a free activity for those who are eager to sing and make new friends.
Choir members meet on Fridays from 8 to 10 pm at Spiro 992 Adrogue (2 blocks from the station)
María Cristina Maggi
A dear SHARER, Analia Kandel, sends us the following information on behalf of APIBA - Asociación de Profesores de Inglés de Buenos Aires :
APIBA Annual Seminar and Annual General Meeting
Saturday, October 21st, 9 - 15.30
at IES LV "J.R.Fernández", Carlos Pellegrini 1515, Ciudad de Buenos Aires.
"Hot Debates in ELT" 
Free for APIBA members and trainee teachers. All others: $25
Tentative Programme  - Moderator: María Teresa Viñas Urquiza
Registration. 9 - 9.30
Debate 1: Teacher Training Colleges should only train for state schools. 9.30 - 10.30 -  Silvia Stagnaro - Daniel Reznik
Debate 2: Literature is essential for teachers and learners. 11 - 12
Claudia Ferradas de Moi -  Susana Groisman
Asamblea Anual Ordinaria de APIBA  12:00  /  12.30
Debate 3: Topic and speakers to be announced. 14 - 15:00 hours
FAAPI 2001 - Call for Papers
FAAPI´s Annual Conference will take place in Buenos Aires on 20, 21, 22 September 2001.  Proposals are invited for
poster presentations,
40-minute papers
90-minute workshops 
Submissions on any topic related to the teaching of English, including but not limited to: Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Phonology, Literature, Computers & Technology, ESP/EAP, Testing, Materials Design, Educational Reform, Teacher Training, Postgraduate Education, Curriculum Design, Language & Culture, Young Learners, International Examinations, Teaching Content in a Foreign Language, Writing, (Self-) Assessment, Research are welcome.
The contributions MUST be original and should not have been presented or published elsewhere. Papers from teachers working in other Latin American countries are particularly welcome. Given equivalent academic merit, papers from members of FAAPI Associations will be given preference. Submission deadline is May 1, 2001. For further information e-mail
APIBA Special Interest Groups Timetable (updated on September 20)
*Phonetics / Phonology SIG* 
Co-ordinators: Roxana Basso - Isabel Santa
Date: Saturday, September 30 -- Time: 9 to 12
Venue: IES LV Carlos Pellegrini 1515, Room 17 (Edificio Matriz), Buenos Aires
*Business SIG*
Co-ordinators: Virginia López Grisolía - Alicia Perera
Date: Tuesday, October 3 -- Time: 10.30 - 12.30
Venue: Interaction Language Studio, Av. L.N. Alem 424 - P.B., Buenos Aires 
*Grammar / Linguistics SIG*
Co-ordinators: Patricia Jacobs - Fernanda Velazquez
Date: Friday, October 6 -- Time: 18.30 to 20.50
Venue: IES LV Carlos Pellegrini 1515, Room 23 (Edificio Matriz), Buenos Aires.
*Computers SIG*
Co-ordinators: Nora Lizenberg - Pablo Toledo 
Date: Saturday, October 7 -- Time: 10 - 12.30 
Venue: Av. Cnel. Diaz 1745, Buenos Aires
*Language SIG*
Co-ordinators: Viviana Myslicki - Daniel Reznik
Date: Saturday, October 7 -- Time: 10 - 13
Venue: Cultural Inglesa de Buenos Aires, Viamonte 1475, Buenos Aires
*History / Civilisation SIG*
Co-ordinators: Cristina Bardeci - Paula Lopez Cano
Date: Thursday, October 19 -- Time: 19 to 21
Venue: IES LV Carlos Pellegrini 1515, Room 17 (Edificio Matriz), Buenos Aires
*Kids SIG*
Co-ordinators: Alicia López Martín - Cristina Thomson de Grondona White
Date: Friday, October 20 -- Time: 17 - 19 
Venue: ENS LV "J. F. Kennedy", Juncal 3251, Buenos Aires
*Methodology SIG*
Co-ordinators: Silvia Luppi - Roxana Viñes
Date: Friday, October 27 -- Time: 18.30 - 21
Venue: Language Two School of English, Av. Gaona 1846, Buenos Aires
*Literature SIG*
Co-ordinators: María Valeria Artigue - Alfredo Jaeger
Date: Saturday, November 4 -- Time: 10.30 - 13
Venue: Av. Cnel. Diaz 1745, Buenos Aires
Paid-up members of APIBA or other FAAPI Associations or students of Colleges of Education : free of charge. All others: $10 contribution per session.
For further information on APIBA SIGs, visit or contact Analía Kandel, APIBA SIGs Liaison Officer, at
The title is part of the lyrics of "Barbie Girl" the famous song by Acqua. Two SHARERS and great friends Ana Maria Gomez from Banfield and José Luís
Garcia from Catamarca send us these two stories about blonde bimbos.
She was so blonde that ...
She thought a quarterback was a refund.
She tripped over the cordless phone.
She put lipstick on her forehead because she wanted to makeup her mind.
She told someone to meet her at the corner of WALK and DON'T WALK.
She took a ruler to bed to see how long she slept.
At the bottom of the application where it says "sign here" she put Sagittarius.
If she spoke her mind, she'd be speechless.
When she heard that 90% of all crimes happened around the home, she moved.
A Most Inexplicable Accident
A blonde had just totaled her car in a horrific accident. Miraculously, she  managed to pry herself from the wreckage without a scratch and was applying fresh lipstick when the state trooper arrived.
"My God!" the trooper gasped. "Your car looks like an accordion was stomped
 on by an elephant. Are you OK ma'am?"
"Yes officer, I'm just fine!" the blonde chirped.
"Well, how in the world did this happen?" the officer asked as he  surveyed  the wrecked car.
"Officer, it was the strangest thing!" the blonde began. "I was driving  along this road when from out of nowhere this TREE pops up in front of  me.  So I swerved to the right, and there was another tree! I swerved to the  left and there was ANOTHER tree! I swerved to the right and there was  another tree! I swerved to the left and there was. . ."
"Uh, ma'am", the officer said, cutting her off. "There isn't a tree on  this road for 30 miles. That was your air freshener swinging back and forth.
A dear SHARER an most respected colleague Ana Maria Bergel writes to us concerning our posting in SHARE 37 :
Dear Omar Villarreal,
I don´t think we have ever met, but I suppose we know each other's work and career. I notice you care about the plight of tertiary-degree holders. I am publishing an Editorial about the article you mention in SHARE in September's issue of "Idiomanía", where I edit The ELT Supplement for English Language Teachers. I believe the Minister's statement to the effect that people who attended Licenciaturas will have wasted their time is outrageous. As a coordinator of one of these Licenciaturas, I can say our students have been keen learners who never came just to obtain a certificate.
This is just to let you know I share your concern.
All the best,
Ana María R. de Bergel
Thank you, Ana Maria for your comment. With the resignation of Lic, Juan José Llach to his position as Minister of Education and the appointment of
Dr. Hugo Juri, currently President of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
(to be sworn in next Monday) we might expect a few changes.
The change of minister will probably not affect the fate of infamous article 39 of the Higher Education Act which since it is now Congress that will have to pass the amendment. Anyway, I know of at least one University that is already offering an M.A course to tertiary graduates without a Licenciatura (I am not referring to "Universidad de San Andrés" which is running a different kind of programme) .
If the article is changed we will certainly see a rush of more than one state-run or private University to offer the coveted M.A. to teachers from Profesorados without a stopover at Licenciatura level. A very generous
country, no doubt.
Our friends and SHARERS from Colegio de Traductores Públicos de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires announce theird 3rd Latin American Congress to be held at “Palais Rouge”  Salguero 1441 in the City of Buenos Aires from 23rd to 25th April 2001. A Call for Papers will soon be published.
Further information can be requested from 011 4371-8616 / 4372 / 2961 or to 
Our dear friends from OUP send us information about this coming event :
Helping young learners learn for life
Children have an amazing ability to absorb language through play, but it is our job to bring out the best of them turning the English class into an enjoyable experience.

Speaker : Roxana Viñes
ISP Joaquín V. González graduate . Methods lecturer at INSP J.V. Gonzalez and INES en Lenguas Vivas Juan R. Fernández.. She currently manages her own language school.

Roxana’s workshop will be followed by the presentation of the
Happy Series. Happy House and Happy Street 1-2 are the first levels of OUP’s new five level course developed for Argentine classes with extended exposure to English.

 “Welcome to the Happy Series”
Speakers : Silvia Kosaruk/Marcela Castagnino

Date & Time : Saturday 30th September  9:30 to 12:30
Venue: Colegio Misericordia, Auditorio, Cabildo 1333, Belgrano.
Registration: Phone: 4717-5760 ext 102 –  4312-7300 ext. 230, 272

In related news, OUP informs the new  e-mail addresses for their representatives in Córdoba, Mendoza, Rosario and Tucumán which have been changed to :


The e-mail address for information in Buenos Aires remains the same:  . OUP have also launched a newsletter to which you can subscribe by sending an e-mail to  and simply writing SUBSCRIBE, your full name and city.


 Our very dear friend and SHARER, Susana Trabaldo sends us this note in reference to the article we published in our last issue about “Teaching Adults” :

“Dear Marina, Omar and Sharers,

I really found the excerpt on Adult Learning very interesting.  During the week I visited a web site, , which is from Indiana State University and where you will find a Resource Guide on Adult Learning Theory compiled by Teresa Crafton. It contains many links to literature, journals and resource organizations on the topic.
I hope you find it useful.  And ... keep on working on SHARE !  A wonderful sharing space for teachers !  See you all in Necochea !


Thank you, Susana. Promise to keep on SHARING ! 


A very dear SHARER from GeneralVillegas, La Pampa  Edith Kosarinsky sends us these two stories. Can they be true ?

STORY 1 : One professor at school had a strict policy that the hourly examinations were done at the bell and anyone who kept writing on their exam after the bell would take a zero on the exam. One guy kept writing on his exam for a while after the bell and then confidently strode up to turn it in.

The professor looked at him and said "don't bother to hand that paper in ... you get a zero for continuing after the bell." 

The guy looked at him and said, "Professor, do you know who I am !!"
The professor replied, "No, and I don't care if your dad is president of the United States ... you get a zero on this exam."
The guy, with a enraged look on his face, shouted, "You mean you have no idea who I am???"
The professor responded, "No, I've no idea who you think you are."
With that, the guy said "good," plunged his exam into the middle of the stack of other students exams, and did a hasty retreat from the examination room !!!
Student: Sir, I have a complaint. I don't believe I deserve a zero on this exam.
Professor: Neither do I, but it's the lowest grade I can give.


Our dear SHARER Ana María Paonessa, President of the Círculo de Traductores Públicos e Intérpretes de la Zona Oeste writes to us to announce the following calendar of events :

The Pervasive Language of Figures and Trends
By Prof. Sergio F. Rodríguez
October 7 and 14 from 10 to 12 a.m.
Fee: $ 25.-
By Prof. Sergio F. Rodríguez
October 21 and 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Fee: $ 40.-
Legal Texts & English
By T.P. Silvana Salvo
October 7, 14 and 21 from 3 to 6 p.m.
Fee: $ 50.-
Translating Humour: Cross-cultural and Linguistic Difficulties
By T.P. María Dolores Salgado Loureda
October 28 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $ 20.-
The Language of Finance and Capital Markets
By Prof. Sergio F. Rodríguez
November 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fee: $ 90.-
Translation of Colloquial Phrases and Idioms
ByT.P. María Dolores Salgado Loureda
November 4 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $ 20.-
Business & English
By T.P. Silvana Salvo
November 11, 18 and 25 from 3 to 6 p.m.
Fee: $ 50.-
Venue for all seminars : Cangallo 612, Ramos Mejía
For further information call 4372-0068 or write to
Our Internet specialist , Bernieh , strikes back. This week he´s taking us on a fascinating tour of e-books : 
“It's Friday 4 a.m., and I still cannot stop continue reading the most
comprehensive account of the sinking of the Titanic I've found in my whole
life! This is a second by second, first-hand account of this tragedy, from
the start of Titanic's maiden (and only) voyage to the conclusion of a
subsequent U.S. Senatorial investigation.
This 319-page book "Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters",
written by Logan Marshall in 1912, is made up of interviews and reports
from the very survivors and other actors of that time. If you felt moved
when watching baby-faced Leonardo Di Caprio telling her loved one "My heart will go on", or you just like History, then this book is for you. The good news is: it is free !, courtesy of University of Virginia's eBook Library.
"Sinking of the..." comes in three flavors:
a) as a 749-page eBook (384 kB) that you can download and read offline,
b) as a long webpage containing the whole book plus photos (351 pages,
around 1.1 Mb) that you can also download, save in your hard disk and read
offline, or
c) as a set of smaller webpages (one chapter each) that you can read
online (or download individually to your computer).
Get any of these at:
e-Book version:
long webpage:
(make the above just one single line)
set of chapters:
Caveat: to read the "eBook version" you'll need to download previously the
free Microsoft Reader, from:
eBooks from Microsoft are the latest cry on electronic reading. This
software lets you to download and read books directly on your PalmPC or
portable PC (if you're rich and can afford those)  or on the screen of your (and mine) humble home computer. When using eBooks, you can set bookmarks, highlight words, phrases or sentences, take notes or make drawings in the "electronic" pages. You can also search for words or phrases, and/or copy selected portions to the clipboard. By dowloading a companion free "Encarta Pocket Dictionary", you can lookup the meaning of the words you're reading just by clicking the mouse. The bad news is, Microsoft Reader's installer weighs around 7 Mb, so it will take a long time (near one hour, I think) to download it from the Internet. Encarta's Pocket, in turn, is an eBook by itself and weighs around 2.5 Mb.
Goods news is, once you've spent (let's say) $3 in phone bills and a
couple of hours of your time, you can start quickly downloading a lot of
freely available eBooks that are being published in the Internet. For
instance, University of Virginia's eBook Library,
has already published 1200 titles (both as eBooks and as plain webpages),
and a few dozen additional eBooks are available at Barnes & Noble,
(click on the Free eBooks link).
Back to "Sinking of...", whatever its flavor, in my humble opinion it
makes excellent reading, both for personal enjoyment or as an enticing
reading material for your intermediate/advanced English learners.”
Our very dear SHARER , Adriana M. Benvenuto, who is working towards her M.A. at Soka University of America ,
sends us her second series of “Awful Authors” :
The Void  by M. T. Ness
Journey Across The Desert by Mustapha Kamel
On Bended Knee by Neil Down
Less Than A Quarter by Nicola Dime
Dog's Dinner by Nora Bone
D-Day by Norman D. Landing
The Unexpected by Oliver Sudden
Clementine  by Omar Darling
Primitive Transport by Orson Cart 
The Debtor by Owen Munny
Don't Give Up by Percy Vere
Two Yankees in Mexico by Peregrine Gose
A Visit To The Dentist by Phil McAvity
The Cavalryman  by Rhoda Norse
The Bouncing Bullet  by Rick O'Shay
Crime Does Pay  by Robin Banks
Continental Breakfast by Roland Coffy
The Female Ghost  by Sheila Peer
Where's My Hat?   by Sonia Head
How To Be Noticed  by Stan Dout
Spring  by Theresa Green
Bliss   by Trudy Light
You're a Big Boy Now by Tyrone Laces
Rocks Ahead by Vera Way
Triumphal Procession by Victor E. March
Fitted Carpets by Walter Wall
All My Travels by Wanda Lust
Tolstoi  by Warren Peace
The Man On The Ledge by Willy Jump
Archery  by Bowen Arrow
The Trojan War by Helena Troy
Going Ape by Bab Boone
What's For Breakfast? by Hammond Eggs
American Patriotic Songs by Homer D. Brave
Don't Ask Me by Howard I. Know
How I Got Rich  by Jack Potts
Arithmetic Simplified  by Lois Carmen DeNominata
Will He Or Won't He?  by Mae B. Sew
The Big Parade by Marsha Long
Morning Call  by R. U. Upjohn
A Plumber Is Needed  by Rufus Leaking
Streaking  by Running Bear
Round The Mountain  by Sheila B. Cummin
How To Apologize  by Thayer Thorry
The Accused  by Watts E. Dunn
Well done, Adri ! Keep on SHARING and studying hard !
Our very good friend Pierre Stapley has designed and implemented a Web page for the Congress of Teachers and Students of English to be held in
Necochea. Pcia de Buenos Aires from 12th to 14th October
“Hi Omar,
You're going to love the Necochea page on my web site. Here is the URL to
get direct to it:
Thank you, Pierre. You´re a real SHARER !!
Our friends from the Buenos Aires Herald write to us :
“Do you know about the scholarship you could be awarded by the Escuela de
Educación of the Universidad de San Andrés, The British Council in Argentina and the Buenos Aires Herald?
Read all about it at - click on the box titled "contest" in
the section Escuela de Educación.
For further details, contact The Buenos Aires Herald Tel.: (54 11) 4342 8476 - Fax: (54 11) 4343 6860


Our dear friends from Pearson send us their calendar of events for the second fortnight in October and the month of November. All events are admission free.

Sat 21st October - 9:30hs to 12:30 hs
Nurturing Teenager Motivation in Learning EFL
Rafael Nuñez 4555 -  Cerro - Córdoba
Registration : Dean Funez 395 - Tel: (0351) 4237172
Sat 21st October - 10:00hs to 12:30 hs
Nurturing Teenager Motivation in Learning EFL
Ntra. Sra de las Nieves - Ventura Bosch 6662
Registration : Pearson Education S. A. - Av. R. Patricios 1959 -
Tel: 4309-6112/ 4309-6100 - Fax: 4309-6112/ 4309-6199
Sat 21st October - 9.30hs to 18.00 hs
Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom
 "5th  English Book Fair 2000" Instituto Superior Cultural Británico
D' Elia 1564/1566 - San Miguel
Registration : D' Elia 1564/1566 . Tel: 4667-0446 - Tel/fax: 4451-1657
Sat 28th  October - 9:30hs to 12:30 hs
Nurturing Teenager Motivation in Learning EFL
Colegio Don Bosco - Av. De Mayo 1902 -  Ramos Mejía
Registration : Pearson Education S. A. (see details above)
Sat 28th October - 10:00hs to 12:00hs
Nurturing Teenager Motivation in Learning EFL
Asoc. Pampeana de Cultura Inglesa
Oliver 246 - Santa Rosa
Registration : Oliver 246 - Santa Rosa Tel: (02954) 428474
Sat 25th November - 9:00hs to 12:00hs & 15.30hs to 18.30hs
Nurturing Teenager Motivation in Learning EFL
Stories in the Language Classroom- the Password to Effective  Learning
CHACO - Sala Telecom - Juan B. Justo 40 - Resistencia
Registration : Librería First - Juan B. Justo 380- Resistencia - Tel/Fax: (03722) 434543 
The following is an excerpt of an article entitled "Sobre Miedos , Creencias y Supersticiones" written and circulated by  Centro de Comunicaciones de la Universidad Tecnológica Nacional as a contribution tio the safe and effective use of the technologies of communication and information.

Sobre miedos, creencias y supersticiones

Quienes utilizamos el correo electrónico como medio de comunicación, solemos recibir frecuentemente apocalípticos mensajes acerca de determinados virus que accederían a nuestra computadora por ese medio. Anuncios como: "NO LEA EL MENSAJE SI DICE..." o "ESTA ADVERTENCIA FUE ENVIADA AYER POR MICROSOFT..." suelen llegar hasta nuestra   Inbox...

....En primer lugar dediquemos un instante a explicar qué es un virus informático ... se trata de un programa cuyo objetivo es perjudicar a quien involuntariamente lo ejecute. El grado de perjuicio puede ir desde un inofensivo mensaje en la pantalla, hasta la destrucción total e irreversible de toda la información almacenada en el disco rígido de nuestra computadora.....

La pregunta es entonces: ¿Puede la simple lectura de un mensaje recibido por correo electrónico infectar mi computadora?, y la respuesta es por demás simple y tranquilizadora: Definitivamente NO.

Entonces, ¿a qué se debe la proliferación de mensajes premonitorios como los mencionados al principio?.....
....Como hemos dicho antes, un virus es un programa, en cambio un mensaje enviado por correo electrónico es un texto, ..... ., luego, la lectura de un mensaje nunca infectará nuestras computadoras ya que hace falta un programa para ello y el texto, claramente no lo es. Pero sucede que una de las funcionalidades más utilizadas del correo electrónico es la posibilidad de adjuntar (atachar) archivos al mensaje y es allí donde reside el peligro. Si al mensaje se adjunta un programa, y éste es ejecutado por el destinatario, entonces SI existe el riesgo de infectar a la computadora con un virus. Mientras no se ejecute el archivo adjunto, por más que contenga el virus más dañino jamás creado, no existirá peligro alguno de infección. En síntesis, la recomendación sería nunca ejecutar (hacer doble clic sobre el icono del archivo adjuntado) un archivo que contenga la extensión .exe (executable = ejecutable = programa). Aún cuando el mensaje proviniera de alguna persona conocida, es recomendable desconfiar ya que quien lo envió puede no saber que el archivo en cuestión estaba infectado....En el caso en que fuera imperioso ejecutar el archivo recibido, lo recomendable sería primero chequearlo con un buen programa antivirus recientemente actualizado.

Pero existe un caso en el cual las indicaciones anteriores resultan insuficientes: Se trata de los archivos generados con modernos procesadores de textos como por ejemplo el Word, más conocidos como archivos con extensión .doc (documento). Si bien se trata de textos, no son tan inofensivos como los textos incluidos en el cuerpo del mensaje ya que este tipo de programas (los procesadores de textos) incluyen una funcionalidad denominada macro que consiste en un programa incorporado en el texto convirtiéndolo, por lo tanto, en una potencial fuente de virus.

En este caso también vale la recomendación antes mencionada con respecto a la utilización de programas antivirus pero existe también una protección adicional. Los procesadores de texto poseen la funcionalidad (configurable por el usuario) de preguntar al usuario antes de ejecutar una macro evitando de este modo la infección de la computadora....

Una última recomendación:

No se haga eco de alertas de virus sin antes verificar la veracidad de su contenido. Es muy común que alguna gente distribuya mensajes falsos y le pida que los redistribuya entre todos sus conocidos. El objetivo de dicho comportamiento es ... insensibilizar a los usuarios volviéndolos vulnerables a los ataques reales....Siguiendo estas simples indicaciones es altamente improbable, por no decir imposible que un virus ingrese a su computadora por medio de un correo electrónico. Si recibe mensajes con alertas de virus, responda con este mensaje. La información es la mejor arma contra el miedo a lo desconocido.


Marcelo Garcia, Public Reations Officer for SEA ( Schools of English Association) writes to us to announce a Seminar about the Federal Education Act passed in 1995. He writes :
"Los Institutos de Inglés y la Ley Federal de Educación"
Seminario dirigido a Propietarios, Directores, Coordinadores, Administradores y Representantes Legales de Institutos de Inglés
Disertante:  Dra. María Alicia Fueyo, Abogada especialista en Educación - Asesora Legal de SEA -
Lugar: Liceo Cultural Británico  -  Av. Callao 362, Buenos Aires
Día y Horario: Sábado 7 de Octubre de 15 a 18
Arancel: $30    Socios S.E.A.: $15 (incluye material)
InscripcionesAv. Córdoba 435 3ro. "B" Bs. As. Tel. 4311-1033  
Bulnes 1765 Bs. As. Tel. 4821-3144   
Condarco 4751 Bs. As. Tel. 4571-8051
Spiro 992 Adrogué Tel. 4293-2988  
Many SHARERS wrote to us to thank us for our message for Teachers´Day. You might remember we asked your help to trace the copyright holder of the message. We have not as yet identified its author but we had a note from a dear SHARER in that connection. Here are two e-mails we just wanted to SHARE with you :
Dear Omar and Marina,
Thank you so much for such a wonderful piece about teacher's creation. I translated it into Spanish and shared it with all my colleagues. They are very pleased with it.
 I also sent it to a friend who works for a local radio staion, and he liked it so much that he read it in his micro-programme called "Historias de Vida".
I wish you a very VERY  VERY  VERY  HAPPY TEACHER'S DAY!!!!!!
Maria del Carmen Anzulovich,
Hello Omar and Marina!!
Thank you very much for your kind regards on Teacher's Day!!! I'm sending you a version of the same poem that a friend of mine, from the US sent me some time ago. It only has some variations and at the end it says "author unknown".
"....When God finished creating the TEACHER, he stepped back and admired the work of his hands. And God saw that the TEACHER was good.  Very  Good ! And God smiled, for when he looked at the TEACHER, he saw into the future.  He knew that the future is in the hands of the TEACHERS. And because God loves Teachers so much, on the 9th day God created "Snow Days."
Author Unknown "
Thank you again for all you SHARE with us. It goes without saying that we are anxiously expecting weekends to read SHARE!!! 
Have a great week teaching!!!
With regards and thanks,
Mabel Magnago, Universidad de Rio IV

Time to say goodbye again. This time we would like to say goodbye in style. We will let a very dear SHARER and great friend Marta Ancarani de Pieckenstainer , , a respected colleague from Universidad Nacional de Villa Maria take the floor :

Dearest: I would like to share this with you, for all that you do!

Subject: For All That You Do

Thanks for all that you do!!
 Did Anyone Ever Tell You,
 Just How Special You Are
The Light that You Emit
Might even Light a Star
Did Anyone Ever Tell You
How Important You Make Others Feel
Somebody out here is Smiling
About Love that is so Real
Did Anyone Ever Tell You
Many Times, When They were Sad
Your E-mail made Them Smile a bit
In Fact It made Them Glad
For the Time You Spend Sending Things
And Sharing whatever You Find
There are No Words to Thank You
But Somebody, Thinks You're Fine
Did Anyone Ever Tell You
Just How Much They Love You
Well, My Dearest " Online " Friend
Today I am Telling You


Omar and Marina


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