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  • 05.06.2016
  • 60 Years of Design Ideas and EDN: A reminiscence and challenge
  • The other day at an electronics flea market, I saw someone selling old copies of EDN. The link below goes to a photo (scroll down) of an EDN issue from 1980. http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?doc_id=1329681&page_number=9 The seller told the he has folders with Design Ideas cut out of EDN. It was always the first place he turned when a new issue arrived. Many others have told me the same thing.
  • 05.02.2016
  • In search of EDN memories
  • I spent 20 years at Test & Measurement World before it went out of print in 2012 and folded in 2013. (The T&MW online content was merged into EDN at that time.) For all those years, T&MW was situated next to EDN at the Cahners/Reed offices in Newton and later in Waltham, Mass. I heard many a new product pitch along with EDN's Dan Strassberg. I got the T&MW job by first applying for an opening at EDN. While looking for work, I paid a visit to my alma mater, WPI, in late 1991. The school had a printout (dot matrix printer on that green-bar paper) of alumni listed my company. A random flip of the page revealed the name Jonathan Titus. Now I had been reading his editorials for years so I write to Jon. After interviewing for the job, I was turned down because Jon was looking for an editor to cover software. But Jon being Jon, he said. "I liked your resume and will hold on to it." A couple of months later, Jon called and said "there's an opening at Test & Measurement World and I handed your resume to the editor, Charlie Masi." I immediately called Charlie, came in for a single five-hour interview, and got the job. 18 months later, Charlie left and Jon Titus moved over to T&MW from EDN, bringing publisher Roy Forsberg with him. Jon and Roy remained in those positions for nine years. Both are now retired but I do hear from them every now and then.