Sometimes, when you’ve lived in the ancient family home all your life, it takes a while to realize
when it’s time to move out. Your family
bought this place before you were born,
and it seems like it’s part of your DNA.
On the other hand, the radiators no
longer can keep up with the local winters.
The roof and the basement are both
leaking, and the electrical wiring needs to
be replaced. The imperfections that used
to provide “character” are now problems.
Clearly, the only thing that’s keeping
you from putting up the “For Sale” sign is
sentiment. And it’s dawned on you that you
can’t afford to be sentimental anymore.
It’s time to go.
It’s in this spirit that I inform you that
this is the last edition of Lightwave’s
magazine. It’s been around for more
than 30 years and has been the home
for numerous writers, thinkers, analysts,
and others who have sought to educate,
inform, and entertain readers like you
in the optical communications field.
But the magazine is no longer the right
home for them, for us, or for you.
So we’re putting sentiment aside and
packing up the technology, trend, and
analysis articles you’re accustomed to
finding in these pages and moving them to a
better home. (At
– you’ve been there, right?) You’ll still
receive them, along with additional news
and insight, but via a more efficient and
frequent delivery system – our newly
revamped family of electronic newsletters.
The growth of the optical communi-
cations industry has been tied since the
beginning of this century to the emergence
of the Internet and “digital” as the primary
vehicles for the dissemination of informa-
tion and entertainment. It has become clear
that a bimonthly magazine can no longer
keep pace with your requirements or the
speed with which optical communications
continues to evolve. And subscribers like
you seem to agree with us, based on the
fact that the interest in our newsletters has
surpassed the interest in the magazine.
So, instead of the magazine, you’ll
now receive one of our three newly
tailored newsletters. Lightwave Direct:
Service Providers targets the information
requirements of traditional and emerg-
ing communications network operators.
Lightwave Direct: Datacom/Data Center
focuses on the use of optical communi-
cations within data centers, colocation
facilities, and communications exchanges
as well as the evolving needs for data-
center interconnectivity. And Lightwave
Direct: Enabling Technologies will keep
service providers, data-center manag-
ers, and others informed of the optical
communications technology advance-
ments that will help reshape their networks
to better serve their customers and users.
We’ll automatically move your
Lightwave subscription to the most appro-
priate newsletter for you. You also can
subscribe to any of our newsletters via the
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