My grandfather, an engineer and author of college textbooks, wasn’t fond of the editorial process necessary to put his books together. "They change things just to change them," he said of his publishers.
And this was from a man who had no qualms about tinkering with his brand new rider mower for hours to shave perhaps 30 seconds and pennies of gas from his grass-cutting chore.
The thing is, it’s hard to argue with his version of necessary change. After all, in the end, he could point to real money- and time-savings. So, with that philosophy in mind, you’ll notice that we’ve made some tweaks and tucks, and added a couple of twists to Communications Technology. In today’s economic environment, if a broadband technology doesn’t save money or make money in a reasonable amount of time, then what’s the point? Our goal is to ensure we always offer you articles that you can use to improve network performance and maximize the power of your HFC nets. Enter our tagline: "Broadband Engineering for Your Bottom Line." We’ve also tweaked our mission statement: "Communications Technology enables broadband engineering professionals to cost-effectively optimize network performance and deliver revenue-generating advanced services." On the aesthetic side, our very talented Senior Art Director Mark Cavich has modernized our logo and graphics, which adds to readability, and reflects the advanced place that broadband cable engineering has taken in today’s telecommunications world. Let me know what you think of our changes, and feel free to offer your suggestions as well. Laura Hamilton
Editorial Director, Broadband