Hey, long time, no see.
That's what you're thinking, right?
It has been a long time, no doubt about that-too long for anyone's comfort, least of all for you, our faithful readers. But the wait is over. You can relax now: we come bearing good news.
For those of you who aren't aware of what's been happening, an explanation is owed. ANALOG Computing has been in transition for the past several months. The magazine is now under new ownership, and based in Beverly Hills, California, rather than Worcester, Massachusetts, where it has been for the past seven years. The increased financial backing provided by the new owners will bring many new and exciting improvements to the magazine, not the least of which are increased distribution and better service. In fact, if you previously had trouble finding copies of the magazine on your local newsstand, please let us know where you live, so we can remedy the situation.
One thing that will not change, however, is the editorial content of the magazine. We'll still be providing you with the best programs for your machines, as well as up-to-the-minute news and reviews. You'll continue to see familiar names such as Charles Johnson, Art Leyenberger, Clayton Walnum, Steve Panak, Matthew Ratcliff, Andy Eddy and Karl Wiegers, as well as our other contributors.
Most of the changes to the magazine will be artistic in direction. For instance, I'm sure all of you have noticed that the magazine is now printed on a slicker paper. We hope, in the months to come, to improve even more upon the magazine's design by adding more color and incorporating more creative layouts. Over the past seven years, we've provided you with the classiest magazine possible; now we want to provide you with the classiest looking magazine as well.
Those of you who have experienced subscription problems will be delighted to know that a new subscription fulfillment service has been selected for the magazine. All the subscription mix-ups that plagued us (and you) in the past will soon be corrected-just another example of the improved service you will experience under the new owners.
Your patience over the past few months has been more greatly appreciated than you will ever know, and we at ANALOG Computing are looking forward to many more years of offering you the kind of Atari coverage you've come to expect from us.
Yes, it's been a long wait. But the new ANALOG is what we've all been waiting for.
Lee H. Pappas