A Quick Pause for Shameless Self-Congratulation, Podcast

Jan. 7, 2008
Listen to Walt Boyes's January 2008 Editorial Column

A Quick Pause for Shameless Self-Congratulation

January 2008
By Walt Boyes, Editor in Chief

Twenty years ago this October, we began a great experiment: to see if we could successfully create and sustain a magazine that wrote from the end users’ viewpoint and spoke for the end users who work in automation in the process industries.

Many awards later, not only are we still here, but we’ve created the best magazine in the space. We’ve created some of the industry’s most-read blogs and a website that defines how a website devoted to process automation should be shaped. We created a real Readers’ Choice Award  and were the first to bring you the Top Fifty report, so you know what’s happening to the vendors from whom you buy your systems.  We produced a Directory of Lost Companies wiki using the power of Web 2.0, created regular podcasts and videocasts, and we have spun off two other magazines: Control Design and Industrial Networking. And we created AutomationXchange--the anti-tradeshow. Not bad for twenty years...