Just think, there are some children who cannot imagine a world without the Internet and cable television. To them, a vast library of information is at their fingertips on the Web and they have the ability to turn on a television and choose from a multitude of television stations. They can pick the subject matter they want, say a food channel, or even watch classic old television shows. TVLand is such a station and viewers old and young flock to shows like "The Waltons" and "Gunsmoke."

These shows are still entertaining as third and fourth generations enjoy what their grandparents and great grandparents watched.

So in this so-called modern world of ours, nostalgia still has a place and that is perhaps why we at Practical Accountant are having such a hoot celebrating our 35th anniversary--making it a year-long celebration both in print and online.

If you haven't gone to www.practicalaccountant.com and visited Practical Accountant's 35th Anniversary section, consider checking it out. You won't find television show classics there, but you will find some fascinating articles from past issues of Practical Accountant, including "What Accountants Think of the AICPA" from February 1978 and "10 Tips for Building your Practice Feature" from January 1968. There are also editorial excerpts from past issues that have stood the test of time and practitioners talking about how various practice areas have changed.

Like the shows on TVLand, younger accountants and their older counterparts who subscribed to Practical Accountant in its infancy years should find the material from those past issues interesting and informative. However, they will not answer such important questions as what was Beaver Cleaver's brother's name on "Leave it to Beaver?" and who played Samantha's mother on "Bewitched?" For those, you will have to go to the Internet or cable television.

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