Well, at the risk of stating the obvious, Lis Shelley will certainly be a hard act to follow. Her dedication and natural flair for creative design certainly had a huge impact on our journal. It hardly seems enough to just say thank you but I am sure her efforts have been greatly appreciated by all of us. The best of luck in your developing ventures, Lis. I for one will be keeping an eye out for your web publishing.
I am happy to fill in for the next few months until I have a better indication of my future commitments to work and studies. With a little luck I will be able to continue on but please note that we are looking for assistance from interested members in editing the magazine. Its a great opportunity to learn about publishing and to help provide an exciting and creative service to the membership.
My background in photography provides me with the skills needed for design and production but I could sure use the assistance of a reliable and motivated wordsmith to polish the editorial content and work with budding authors. Thank goodness there is already a team of talented volunteers in place to ensure we can meet our deadlines. I am really looking forward to working with them even though it looks like I will have to supply the chocolate. Such are the massive responsibilities of the position.
In the meantime I would like to once again encourage the members to contribute to Sixteen Bits. I know there are quite a few of you out there having interesting experiences with computers (yes, Ive been watching and listening). One member actually used a canoe to reach a client not long ago. Another member has just returned from working at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. And how about all those people trying out new (or old) software and/or equipment? Lets hear about it! Remember, Sixteen Bits is your journal, and you belong to a group of over 3,000 people with similar interests!
If you need some ideas on what to contibute have a look at page 45 for suggestions.
The adventure continues...