As I write this month's column, our presidential election is still up for grabs, a dead man is the duly elected senator from Missouri, and our soon-to-be former first lady now gets to move down the street to work in the U.S. Capitol. In spite of these and other bizarre aspects of the 2000 election, we can be pleased that we did our sacred duty as citizens by voting. Now the ball is in the court of the elected.
Hopefully, by the time you receive this issue of Modern Machine Shop all of the results will be known, and we'll have a good two years to argue about the pluses and minuses of what those results mean. You've got to love this country.
All this political fodder makes for entertaining and stimulating discussions, but its impact on how metalworking shops do the job is indirect at best. What you are holding in you hand, however, is designed to provide direct impact on getting the metalworking job done. Since 1928, Modern Machine Shop has dedicated itself to this goal. The articles and information in this little magazine can make a difference in how effective, efficient and profitable your shop is. We're about delivering new technological ideas along with examples of applied technology in a way that is useful to your shop. We hope you agree because this month we're asking for the magazine equivalent of your vote—that is, your subscription renewal.
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