Sound Off! Editors' Blog
Anybody remember the Tohoku earthquake? No? Here’s a hint. Fukushima-Daiichi. Now do you remember? April 7, 2011. The earthquake struck Japan, and in the subsequent tsunami, upwards of 18,500 people, their towns and livelihoods were literally swept away.
That can be a bit scary, but when the judging comes out in your favor, it's pretty wonderful. Mid-summer is the time that the American Society of Business Publication Editors announces the winners of its annual awards for digital and print editorial and design--the Azbees.
But, Elon, you say, it already does. Not so fast. What about getting from New York to LA in 45 minutes? Or to China in two hours? Not so bad? What about putting yourself in a vacuum tube traveling at up to 4000 mph to get it done? Hm-m-m-m.
As you've probably noticed, the ControlGlobal site has been having issues. Here on the home front, we call them code salad. Click on the link to an article you want to read, and the first thing you see is line after line of impenetrable code that to the uninitiated makes...
Safety's been on our minds at ControlGlobal a lot of late.
Yesterday I wrote the following in a brief meditation on the subject of plant safety, West, Texas, and Dhaka, Bangladesh, in particular:
In the United States, it was the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of 1911 that coalesced a long-building movement to improve factory safety conditions. But even the deaths of 146 people. mostly young women, didn't solve our safety problems. Safety is still a struggle in any manufacturing environment.
It's been two weeks now since the explosion and fire at the West Fertilizer Company destroyed the facility, killed 15 people, leveled more than 50 houses, an apartment complex, two schools and a nursing home. In some respects, we don't know anymore now than we did the day after the...
One of the mixed blessings of being an editor in the trade press is the vendor presentation. No offense, folks, but not all of them are as riveting as they might be, and after you seen a number of "groundbreaking advances" that really aren't, you tend to get a little cynical.
You probably have--in your neighborhood, at church, at the supermarket hawking Girl Scout Cookies, at a family reunion or Christmas party. Maybe she even lives at your house. She's smart, imaginative and creative. She's got a quirky outlook on life.