From even before I could actually read, or so my parents tell the story, you could find me with my nose buried in a book. I would tell myself stories in “toddler talk” as I turned the pages of my favorite bedtime stories. At around age four, I learned how to actually read. Some of my earliest memories are of reading myself Miss Suzy and worrying each time she wouldn’t be able to get back to her oak tree. My love of reading brought me the worlds of Chaucer, the adventures of Laura Ingalls Wilder and the alternate futures found in The Dome and
Along the way, though how I spent my time reading changed, the format long remained the same: a printed paperback or hardcover, magazine or newspaper. That “new book smell” could lure me in just as the “new car smell” attracts car connoisseurs to the latest models.
Yet one day, tempted by the lure of instant delivery, I decided to try an eBook. Though not immediately, over time, I’ve come to appreciate the digital advantages eBooks offer like automatic syncing across devices, ease of storage and a reduction of household clutter. (While Miss Susy may have been an excellent role model for dusting, I confess I am not as committed to it as she was.) Today, aside from an occasional “for posterity” hardcover purchase, I read all of my library reservations, three daily newspapers and a few monthly magazines exclusively online.
At Process Heating, we have always prioritized delivering content to our subscribers in the manner in which they wish to consume it. This is why as technology developed, Process Heating — launched in 1994 as only a printed and mailed magazine — added its website, eNewsletters, digital editions, podcasts, videos, mobile apps, webinars and, coming next year, an in-person conference and tradeshow.
In 2020, the global pandemic due to the coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease it causes, changed the world. With a large portion of the thermal processing community sheltering in place, we are suspending the delivery of our print magazine beginning in July. Our digital products will continue to deliver the content you value during this pandemic and long after it.