Resolve to evolve

People who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to make a specific change than those who don't, according to psychologist John Norcross, a researcher at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania (www.usatoday.com, Dec. 29, 2002). That's in the same category as my favorite fortune cookie wisdom: "Your feet will find the road easier if your heart will walk with them.

01/01/2003


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People who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to make a specific change than those who don't, according to psychologist John Norcross, a researcher at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania ( www.usatoday.com , Dec. 29, 2002).

That's in the same category as my favorite fortune cookie wisdom: ''Your feet will find the road easier if your heart will walk with them.'' Change is a process of internal evolution, and wanting to make a change makes all the difference.

You're here, so you've already resolved to evolve, learn, expand your know-how, augment your career, and improve implementation of current and future projects. At Control Engineering , we're doing all we can to help you want to keep these resolutions by making it interesting along the way.

Editors' Choice: best of '02

Best products of 2002 are highlighted in the Editors' Choice Awards article, expanded this year into a supplement with this January 2003 issue. Control Engineering editors chose 35 products among thousands of products we covered last year, based on technological advancement, service to the industry, and impact on the automation marketplace. To see some previous winners of these CE product awards, see www.controleng.com/ issues, March 1998-2002.

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We refreshed the look of Control Engineering departments (such as ''Technology Update'' and ''Software Review''), allowing more space and emphasis for headlines. We also modified the product section to provide more products, more useful information, per page.

Upcoming coverage

A great year of useful and interesting cover stories and feature articles are on the way from editors here. These include: wiring design, cybersecurity, direct-drive linear motion technology, reader survey of industry trends, non-contact temperature sensing, wireless technologies, integrating bar codes and vision, artificial intelligence, PID, machine control safety, and tools for human-machine interface software. A number of other significant topics are in the works; see www.controleng.com/mediainfo for more information.

Search what we've delivered already at the top of any page at www.controleng.com .

The Control Engineering team wishes you and yours a happy, prosperous 2003, and we resolve to work with you and for you to help make that happen!

-Mark T. Hoske, Editor-in-Chief, MHoske@cfemedia.com



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