From the Editor
It has not infequently been pointed out to me that my editorials
tend to reflect the glass half empty mentality, with IT, the weather,
and how much work
is, all being common grouses. This
month is different, we have some good news.
has been awarded the bronze medal for science in the
eLit 2017 competition. eLit awards recognise electronic book
publications in a wide range of categories, and I am told the com-
petition is fierce. Many people tell me they read
cover to cover each month, and I always like to hear that our efforts
are appreciated by our readers. But getting third prize in an inter-
national competition adds an edge. Thanks to all the people who
contribute articles and who help with the production.
One final word of apology regarding our conference dates. We
work quite hard on finding really good speakers, and sometimes
there are date conficts to resolve to get the people we want. For
that reason we have moved SiE 17 to 20 - 21 June, and we still
haven’t finalised the date for SiM17; we’ll announced the confirmed
dates as soon as possible.