Debate goes on
to the May
golf a sport?”
Be a bud to your orchid
ALEKSANDR / AGE FOTOSTOCK
Author Debra Prinzing responds: What I
should have written is, “When selecting a
Phalaenopsis, look for one or two open flowers
along the stem, with several tighter buds
arranged toward the stem’s tip.”
YES. It requires stamina, skill, agility, strength
and conditioning, as in any other sporting
Robert H. Smith
NO. If you could have them carry their own
golf clubs, run from one hole to the next, have
timed tee-offs from first to 18th hole—then
golf could be considered a sport.
Michael F. Merigliano
New Rochelle, New York
WHAT DO you think of this issue
of The Connection Tell us and you
could be one of five winners of a
$50 Costco Cash card! Complete our
anonymous reader feedback survey by
going to Costco.com and clicking “The
Costco Connection.” Click “Reader
Survey” on the welcome page. Upon
completion, you will have the option to
enter the drawing.
MONTHLY READER SURVEY
Win a $50 Costco
Don’t overwork teens
There are some excellent suggestions in
[“Teens at work,” May 2013]. As a retired
public high school principal, let me make a
recommendation that is of great importance.
Research reveals that teens who work more
than 20 hours per week earn lower grades
and attend school less often. This outcome
usually results in lower test scores and often
affects their ability to get into a good college.
All too often I learned that many students
who worked jobs were required or asked to
work late into the night until “closing,” and
others sometimes worked 30 hours per week.
Businesses should also be mindful of responsible use of teen workers who attend school.
John A. Vidal
Tablet or smartphone?
Scan or click here to fill
out the survey. (See below
for scanning details.)
I loved this! I had not heard of [digital
watermarking]. I think I’ve looked at all of
them in the issue.
I am a relatively new smartphone user.
Thanks for greatly enhancing my enjoyment
and connecting me to enhanced, enjoyable
and well-presented information!
With so many people taking photos these
days, we all need to know our rights when
it comes to protecting our creative works
CONTINUED ON PAGE 10
; To read digital watermarked content
available in select articles and ads,
download the newest free Costco app
for Apple devices at the i Tunes app
store, or for Android devices at the
Google Play app store; then scan as
directed in the magazine.
Editor’s note: As the May issue was going to
press, a new option for reading watermarks was
launched. Readers can now use the updated
version of the Costco app to read all the watermarks in The Connection. The code scanner in
the app now reads watermarks as well as QR
codes. Make sure you have the newest version of
the Costco app from the i Tunes or Google Play
app store. See page 5 for more information.
Have something to say?
Readers are encouraged to submit letters to
our editors on any topic or issue covered in
The Connection. Please include your full
name and phone number or address. Send an
email@example.com; or write to:
Dialogue, The Costco Connection, P.O. Box
34088, Seattle, WA 98124-1088; or fax to (425)
313-6718. The editors reserve the right
to edit letters for publication.
“Very cool what The Costco Connection is doing with watermarking (QR
codes are so January!).”
Tweeted by Lori Lavender Luz @LavLuz
“Worth a look: social media sharing & copyrights + 8 misconceptions about
copyrights” [“Copyright quandary,” April 2013].
Tweeted by Deb Aoki @debaoki
; All ads indicate whether a product
is available in the warehouse, on
Costco.com or both.
; Products are scheduled to be available
during The Connection’s month of
publication and are noted as in warehouse “early in month” (1st to 10th),
“mid-month” (11th to 21st) or “late
in month” (22nd to 31st).
; Shop early in the month for the best
selection of seasonal items.
Costco.com carries few of the products
available at the warehouses, but offers
3,500 additional items, including line
extensions and supplemental products.
; Prices are usually not listed because
they have not been finalized at the
time of printing and may vary from
one part of the country to another due
to shipping costs. We hope members
know to check Costco first when comparison shopping.
; To keep prices low, Costco does
not offer a telephone service allowing
members to call in for prices or