One of my first responsibilities as the Journal's 1996-97 editor in chief was to ask Professor John Paul Jones to serve as our faculty advisor. I made this request over dinner one evening late in the summer of 1996, and while he declined to commit (we eventually reached an agreement), he did make a very interesting observation. Being only the second editorial board in the Journal's brief history, Prof. Jones said it appeared as though I and the rest of the board were being asked to clean up after the revolution. He and I both found his comment amusing, since given a choice, I (and the balance of my fellow board members, for that matter) would have much rather preferred to be a member of the revolution than one who institutes and perpetuates its effects.
Eric R. Link,
Letter From the Editor,
Rich. J.L. & Tech
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