Going, Going, Almost Gone

By Jim Lipman

There has been a trend over the past several years in the electronics community. It has been driven by the dismal economy along with the rise of social networking. I am referring to the diminishing number of technical editors covering electronics technology.

Virtually every electronics trade journal has seen a substantial decrease in the size of their full-time editorial staff. These people are the ones, through long-term experience and a good set of contacts within the various companies and trade organizations they write about, who gave us in-depth, well balanced and well written articles on a wide range of interesting technology topics. The key term here is ‘well balanced’ – good technical editors can write without bias and cover the pluses and minuses of a cool technology, industry trend and emerging application.

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