In response to the July
Debate,“Is artificial intelligence a good thing?”
NO. If we have the capability to build something that can become self-aware, it would be
YES. Artificial intelligence is certainly a better
option than no intelligence.
Just want to comment on your great cover
story, “Worldwide warehouses” [July 2015].
In our annual travels to visit family in
Taiwan, we always pack our Costco card right
alongside our passports. There’s nothing quite
as comforting as visiting Costco in Taipei and
Taichung and getting our hands on our family
favorites. It’s great to have access to Costco
and familiar products, especially food products to combat the “uniqueness” of local cuisine. Many thanks, Costco! You’re one of our
first and favorite tourist destinations—our
home away from home.
Sugar Land, Texas
I enjoyed reading the July 2015 article
in The Costco Connection about Costco’s
worldwide warehouses. The article states that
rosca de reyes (king’s cake), the unique item
from Mexico, is not found in the U.S. stores.
However, it is actually found here, at least in
Every year, around Epiphany, when it is
traditionally served, we get to buy this large
Debate goes on
colorful cake, which has small figures of Jesus
to hide in it. I guess we do have some international tastes and finds here at the Southern
Santa Barbara, California
We love the Costco warehouse in Puerto
Vallarta, Mexico. Recently we were staying for
two weeks in an efficiency unit that had a
small kitchen. So we made several trips to
Costco for breakfast food, coffee, milk, lunch-meat and snacks. And let’s not forget the
wine! It was convenient and cost-effective!
Thank you so much for your recent article on juvenile [ideopathic] arthritis (JIA)
[“When arthritis strikes the young,” July
2015]. My son (now 9) was diagnosed with
JIA when he was only 3 years old. I, like many
other people, had no idea that children were
susceptible to arthritis. Thankfully, we have a
fantastic support team consisting of a pediatric rheumatologist, pediatric ophthalmologist
and a local chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.
Although my son is doing very well right
now, arthritis is a sneaky disease that always
keeps us on our toes. As his mother, I will
always be an outspoken advocate for my child
and the hundreds of thousands of other children with JIA. Thank you for helping to raise
awareness that kids get arthritis, too!
Megan Cavagnaro Dye
Chiropractic for chronic pain
I am very disappointed by your omission
of the drug- and surgery-free profession of
chiropractic in your article “Long-term strug-
gle” [July 2015]. As a doctor of chiropractic
practicing for 28 years, I have helped hun-
dreds of thousands of patients regain their
health without drugs or surgery. We see these
successes every day in our offices.
Our apologies for the omission. A significant
portion of the article points out that medication
isn’t necessarily the first or best option, and that
a variety of physical therapies can be helpful.
You are correct that chiropractic should have
been part of that list.—Editor
Jaxson is loving
the new Kirkland
Signature™ Organic Applesauce pouches!
They’re great to take
with us on the go, and
I love knowing I can
give him a healthy,
organic and GMO-free snack with easy
cleanup, plus they’re so much more affordable
than the other pouch brands. Thanks Costco!
Johnny, Jamie and Jaxson Bergandi
I appreciated the Tim Hurlocker sidebar
in the latest Costco Connection [“Fueling conversation,” July 2015]. I am looking to replace
my current vehicle later this year and want to
explore a clean diesel car/SUV that gets so
much better mileage than gasoline models,
but my Costco does not currently sell diesel
fuel. The attendant said it was being done as a
trial and might be coming in the future.
Tim Hurlocker, director, Costco Gas, replies: We
are adding diesel to some of our fuel facilities
around the country, including two in Georgia
so far. Costco is adding diesel because of the
growing number of diesel vehicles being sold.
So your interest in the new clean diesel autos
validates our thinking.
Adding diesel tanks and equipment is a big
construction job, and we don’t have room to
add it at all of our existing locations. As we add
diesel to more sites, they will appear under the
“Diesel Locations” tab at costco.com/gasoline.
In this month’s issue, I was especially
excited to read about Pyrex [“Baking up goodness,” July 2015]. I love the Pyrex products,
especially the measuring cups, and use them
for everything. I am so proud that Costco
seeks out American companies that make it
their mission to employ American workers
and do it with such pride in their product.
Costco is an integral part of our shopping experience. We always turn to Costco
first for almost all of our physical needs,
I am not ashamed to admit that I
throughly enjoy The Costco Connection.
I love Costco! Now I want to visit their
international locations [“Worldwide
warehouses,” July 2015]. Whole leg of
jamón ibérico at Costco Spain!
Amazing cover from Vol 30 #7 of
The Costco Connection [“The global
warehouse,” July 2015] .