Optical Engineering • Open AccessBold New Change: Open Access
I moved to Washington, DC, from Memphis in 1995, and now consider myself a native. It's interesting to me that it usually takes a decade or two before people around here commit to actually being from here. Until then, they are usually just visiting or they are "from" somewhere else. One of my favorite quotes about DC came from John F. Kennedy: "Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm." When I hear his quote (from many around here), I chuckle, "that just about sums it up." Kennedy had another good quote: "Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." SPIE's journals are not going to miss the future, and now is an exciting time for change in all of SPIE's journals, including Optical Engineering. These changes are what I want to talk about in this editorial.