NOVEMBER 2016 ;e Costco Connection 9
DEBATE GOES ON
In response to the October debate, “Is the Textalyzer a good way to prevent texting while driving?”
NO Overreaching and extremely invasive.
—Becky Mangan, from facebook.com/Costco
YES I see too many drivers texting while the vehicle
is in motion, even on the highway, dri;ing lanes.
—Joel S. Gray, from facebook.com/Costco
Born to rename
I read Tim Talevich’s article about Bruce
Springsteen [“Born to run,” October 2016]. As
someone who has known Springsteen since 1969, I
feel compelled to correct an error regarding his
band chronology. A;er the Castiles, Springsteen
formed a three-piece band called Earth. Shortly
a;er this, the band became Child. It was a;er this
that he formed Steel Mill. ;e band went through
more transformations as it became Dr. Zoom and
the Sonic Boom, and then the Bruce Springsteen
Band, before becoming the E Street Band.
—Bix Brillo, Paradise, California
Sounds of silence
I was reading your “Sound advice” article [Tech
Connection, October 2016], and when I came to
this: “you can stream your tunes, wirelessly, to a
nearby compatible speaker in your home, on a
porch or in the backyard,” I knew that I needed to
write to you.
Nowhere in the article did it caution that with
the new technology people need to exercise good
judgment and common sense when using this
equipment. You will get much better sound, but you
need to remember that your neighbor might not
enjoy the same music and/or the level of sound that
you enjoy. ;is is especially true if you use your
equipment on your porch or patio, or with your
windows open. Enjoy your wonderful new sound
equipment, but remember to be kind to your neigh-
bors. ;at is truly “sound advice.”
—Eleanor Korf, Olympia, Washington
Home inspection trade association
We appreciated the article in the September
issue of ;e Costco Connection on choosing a home
inspector (“Inspection detection”). Choosing a
quali;ed inspector is one of the most important
decisions a home buyer can make. ;e article did
not mention the home inspector trade association—
internachi.org). InterNACHI is a nonprofit trade association with tax-exempt status.
With more than 17,000 members in 65 countries,
InterNACHI is the world’s largest association of
InterNACHI Certi;ed Professional Inspectors®
must pass a comprehensive examination, adhere to
a stringent code of ethics, perform all inspections in
accordance with InterNACHI’s Standards of
Practice (or applicable state law), and complete at
least 24 hours of continuing education per year.
InterNACHI’s continuing education courses have
received more than 1,400 approvals from all 50 states
and other organizations. InterNACHI works to educate homeowners by helping them understand the
functions, materials, systems and components of
their properties. InterNACHI inspectors are dedicated to providing consistent, accessible, and trusted
information to their clients about the properties
they are considering buying.
InterNACHI founder and chief operating of;cer
Driven by value
[Regarding “;e hidden value of Costco,” September 2016]. One car rental through Costco Travel
will more than cover your membership!
—Phil Maersch, Arvada, Colorado
The October Debate described Textalyzer legislation
as allowing police to determine whether phones
were illicitly used while drivers operated their
vehicles. The legislation actually specifies that the
Textalyzer would be used only at crashes.
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