How to Multitask in the Digital Age

Coverage from the ASBPE 2008 Conference in Kansas City, MO. Katy Tomasulo, Deputy Editor for Building Products and EcoHome emphasized the importance of writing for the Web at the ASBPE 2008 Conference. Getting readers to visit the magazine’s website is essential. has a new look

Some of you (in fact, I truly hope that all of you) have noticed that has a new look, effective yesterday. We hope you like it. We tried to make it easier to find things, with the detailed drop-down menus from the tabs located at the top of the...

NEW ISA100 Survey Now Open!

As we did last year, Control magazine and have teamed with the ISA100 Wireless Standard Committee to produce a major user survey on wireless. The questions were developed in cooperation with the ISA100 Marketing Working Group and the ISA100 User Working Group, and were produced by a group of...

Commenting on this blog...

You may have noticed that, unless you sign in, the comment box doesn't appear. In part that's a last ditch effort against blogspam. Yes, there's such a thing. What happens is that people write scripts to post to blogs, with phishing schemes, and other nonsense.

Hall of Famers speak...

A couple of weeks ago, I was able to corral the 2008 inductees into the Process Automation Hall of Fame into spending time with me talking about their careers, the automation profession, and the future. Next Monday, March 24th, we'll be having the induction ceremony at the annual Process Automation...

New video series debuts! Market Intelligence Report: Calibration Practices

We've shifted our multimedia production into high gear. We debuted last month our "Back to the Basics" videocast series with a report on "The Basics of PC-Based Computing."

Back to the Basics

I'm delighted to introduce a new feature on today. "Back to the Basics" will be a regular feature of the Process Automation Media Network from now on. ...

First blog of the year-- Control's 20th anniversary

Welcome to 2008! I hope all your teams won, all your family events were joyous and unstressful, and that you are all ready to confront another year of challenges and opportunities. We certainly are. This is Control's 20th year.

The Traveler Returns

Got an email from Walt this morning. "Got home at 7:00 last night. Still dead. Going back to bed now. See you in the morning." So you can expect some good and tasty Walt-isms starting tomorrow.

Control and ARC schedule monthly podcast series for end users

I'm just full of good news today. Beginning with the December issue, Control and ARC have agreed to jointly produce a monthly series of podcasts with Control editors and ARC subject matter experts around the cover story topic every month.