As much as we like to establish routine in our lives, to put things in an organized schedule in an effort to gain some predictability and order, things change.
For instance, that schedule you monitored like a hawk 10 years ago was probably not on your iPhone, but in a little paper-filled calendar. It was frustrating to learn to type on a touchscreen (especially after you'd finally mastered the tiny buttons on the BlackBerry keypad), but you learned eventually – or at least your iPhone got really good at understanding the nonsense that your fingers typed, changing random letters into definitive words. Now, you'd never give it up.
Things change. Proofs has been a great example of how something that has been the same for decades can undergo a great amount of change in a short time.
At the beginning of this year, Proofs left the printer for the App Store. Going from print to digital is just par for the course in publishing; it probably was no surprise to our readers, who are aware of the same change that dentists face as they switch from paper to electronic records.
As Proofs transformed into a digital magazine, it got more interactive, offering product videos to our readers that would play straight from the page, or links to articles online that you could click on, straight out of the text.
But for the September issue, which is published in both print and digital formats, we're giving you the bare bones. A bit less interactive than previous issues, we're giving you the hottest products, the most popular articles, and – most importantly – the 2014 meetings calendar. As always, you'll have the latest industry news right at your fingertips.
With this issue, we're saying goodbye to editor Kevin Henry, who had been with Proofs since long before the BlackBerry was on the market, and wishing him all the best in his future endeavors. We're also saying hello to new possibilities – and to the future of digital publishing and digital dentistry.