The Mil & Aero Blog: time for you to join the conversation

NASHUA, N.H., 29 Nov. 2007. The editors of Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine are introducing The Mil & Aero Blog on the magazine's Website at www.milaero.com. This is the place for readers to join the conversation by posting comments on the blog site -- comments either about the blog content itself, or about whatever the readers believe is important.

By John Keller
Editor in Chief

NASHUA, N.H., 29 Nov. 2007. The editors of Military & Aerospace Electronics magazine are introducing The Mil & Aero Blog on the magazine's Website at www.milaero.com. This is the place for readers to join the conversation by posting comments on the blog site -- comments either about the blog content itself, or about whatever the readers believe is important.

Log onto the blog at www.pennwellblogs.com/mae and read what the magazine's editors and readers are talking about. Your comments can be about anything -- serious or silly -- as long as the comments are clean, reasonably non-defamatory or insulting, and offer something of interest to our community.

It is our community, after all -- engineers, engineering managers, and senior managers involved in the military, space, and commercial aviation technology industries -- that sets the course for the most important technologies of the 21st century.

The Mil & Aero Blog is where members of our community can gather to discuss what's on their minds. Your comments don't have to be essays, and can be posted under your Web pseudonyms. All you have to do is set up a Google blog account, surf on over to the Mil & Aero Blog, and let us know what you think.

As for us, the staff of Military & Aerospace Electronics, we're looking at the blog as we would an after-hours hangout where all of us can let our hair down and discuss what's going on, in an informal atmosphere. This is where you and we can talk about your triumphs, pet peeves, wild and nutty ideas, offbeat predictions, and plans for the future.

That's what we'll be doing, and we invite you to join us. You can look for new entries in The Mil & Aero Blog at least once a week. That's our plan for the beginning. as we move forward I think you can expect new postings more frequently than that. Would you like to post a blog item yourself? Send me an e-mail at jkeller@pennwell.com and we'll work it out.

I welcome guests of all points of view. Just remember what the Mil & Aero Blog is for. We're the place to vent, chew the fat, tease your neighbors. There's a reason we want to do it this way. Blogs are different from news.

Besides, we have our magazine, e-newsletters, and the rest of the Military & Aerospace Electronics Website for news and analysis. You'll find a comfort level of informality and give-and-take on The Mil & Aero Blog that you won't find anywhere else on our Website or in our magazine. I don't know if you'll find something quite like this anywhere else on the Web.

The blog is a place for us to share, the place for us to gather, the place where our community gels. Remember also, that this blog is for everyone -- friends, enemies, competitors, and everyone in-between.

We're just starting this blog, and our community can develop it as we would like, as a place where we're comfortable coming to, where everyone is welcome, and where no one needs to be on his or her guard.

That's The Mil & Aero Blog. I'm looking forward to seeing you all here.

Read the full blog at http://www.pennwellblogs.com/mae/.

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