After thirty years serving as Managing Editor of IEEE Technology & Society Magazine, this December 2020 issue of TSM will be Terri Bookman’s last issue in this position. In 2021 she will become SSIT Administrator with duties to include social media and www.technologyandsociety.org website promotion of SSIT and T&S Magazine content (firstname.lastname@example.org). Heather Hilton, Editorial/Production Associate at IEEE Publications, will continue to assist with the production of the magazine.
Since 1990, Terri has applied her phenomenal editorial skills, her commitment to the cause of understanding the impact of technology on society, her encyclopedic knowledge, her attention to detail, her appreciation of aesthetics in production, her vast social network of friends, and her fabulous sense of humor, to help a series of Editors-in-Chief produce the … artefact you are reading today.
As part of ISTAS2020, held virtually via Zoom Nov. 12–15, 2020, Katina Michael organized a surprise session of former (and current) TSM EICs and IEEE SSIT past and present leadership, including Clint Andrews, Joe Herkert, John Impagliazzo, Luis Kun, Keith Miller, Jay Pearlman, Jeremy Pitt, Jeffrey Robbins, Howard Wolfman, and Greg Adamson, who all joined Katina in reflecting on their history of working with Terri in producing the Magazine, and in paying tribute to the phenomenal work that Terri has done for so long, so tirelessly, so well, and with such great humor.
Terri, on behalf of every author, editor, reviewer, and reader of IEEE TSM for 30 years – thank you very much.
–Katina Michael and Jeremy Pitt