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World population was expected to pass the five billion mark during this year and the projection is for a billion more by the year 2,000.

This exhibition is very audio-visual- interactive, as well as bilingual. It seeks to explode preconceived ideas and the fears the so-called developed world has for the under-developed one. The world's population is not in two distinct camps; we are one world.

This exhibition has a web site but it requires the 'Shockwave' browser plug-in. I have no 'trick' stuff like this, so all I could do is verify its existence.

Six Milliards d'Hommes
Musée de l'Homme, Palais de Chaillot, Place du Trocadéro, Paris 16
Exhibition continues until 31. December.
From 9:45 to 17:15 daily except Tuesdays and holidays.
Entry fee: 30 francs, reduced: 20 francs.
Info Tel.: 01 44 05 72 72. Métro: Trocadéro

Metropole's Links

If you are thinking about the Internet, 'Global Village' is not an abstract idea. Web sites such as Metropole Paris are not alone on the network, but sometimes they are not all that easy to find - even by using the best 'search engines.' If you want to get up to speed with these, I recommend Danny Sullivan's Search Engine Watch, which has useful tips for users.

A Web site's Links Page can either be a catch-all of unrelated willy-nilly links - "Let's link!" - or they can be a carefully considered selection, intended to perform a real service for readers.

Until recently, Metropole's Links Page has been a sort of poor relation. I know it is there, but we don't get together often. However, Metropole is being noticed and one thing leads to other good things; so Metropole's Links Page is going to become more relevant.

Editorially, Metropole is two animals. It is a 'city magazine' for Paris and it a 'travel magazine' because it contains information which may be of use to visitors to Paris.

As a 'city magazine,' Metropole is recognized as such by the American Journalism Review, known by its short form as AJR. If you hit this link it will take you to other 'city magazines' which the AJR considers to be newsworthy.

I am of course proud to say that you will find Metropole Paris on this list - despite all the bloopers, typos and other mistakes made by the editor. Metropole's readers are too polite to mention these; I regret the errors but have no plausible notion of why I am not 'flamed' to death for them.

I have very tardy about announcing Metropole's possible utility to Web 'Travel' sites. The alert Scott Peterson, Editor of the magazine, 'European Visits,' found Metropole first, and made a request to re-print one of Metropole's features.

'European Visits' also exists in a Web version and when I visited it I found that it has a short but potent set of links to the major travel sites. Give it a look if you have destinations other than Paris in mind.

Metropole One Year Ago

Issue 1.30 - 16. September 1996 featured the columns - Metropole Diary's 'Sushi Over Haussmann' and 'Au Bistro' had - ' School Daze Continues, Part III.' The articles in the issue were 'Hemingway in Montparnasse - 'A Moveable Feast' - A Sort of Book Review' - 'On the Run in Montparnasse - Next Door to Miss Stein's House' and 'National Heritage Weekend in France - Open Doors for Memories.' There were two 'Posters of the Week' and Ric's Cartoon of the Week rounded off the issue.

The Tour Eiffel Countdown to 2000:

Blooper department revisited: on account of only eiffel day, wed having ten fingers to aid me with simple arithmetic, last Monday's countdown number of '844 days left to go,' was incorrect. It should have been 845 days.

count-down eiffel I had a suspicion about this so I went to Trocadéro last Wednesday and eyeballed the old Iron Lady. The brightly-illuminated number panel was showing 'J-843.' If you have been setting your calendar by this; my apologies. Today, there are:

Only 838 days left to go.

Regards, Ric
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