Did you ever have one of those days when you just feel great? Today is one of those days for me, and for very good reason:
Today, March 19, marks my 25th anniversary as an editor with SDM Magazine.
I began as a production editor in 1984, with responsibility for editing, proofreading, and writing shorter articles. I soon began writing feature-length stories about technology. My first feature article with a byline was “Double Up on Space Protection,” which described how PIR/ultrasonic and PIR/microwave detectors could help eliminate false alarms.
As a colleague of mine is known to say, “Some things change, but many things stay the same.”
It’s true – I’ve watched different technologies come and go; businesses come and go; and people come and go (although many of those same people came back into the fold of the industry).
I’ve had a lot of great experiences during these years, but it’s been SDM’s subscribers who have enriched my job the most. My business at SDM has been to serve you by envisioning and executing content that educates, enlightens and informs you about our growing industry. I’ve appreciated the interactions and communications we’ve had over these past 25 years, and I look forward to meeting many more security industry professionals in the coming years.
If you’re planning on attending ISC West, please stop by and say hello at SDM booth 24111. Or, drop me an email anytime if you have a comment, article idea, or suggestion for how we can improve -- stepanekl@bnpmedia.com