In the 19th century, telegraphers began using the designator XXX to indicate the end of a message. Newspapers were big users of the telegraph in those days and the practice was adopted by reporters and their editors when exchanging copy - although the newspaper types used the Arabic number -30- instead of the Roman XXX to signify when a story ended.
You’re probably asking “What’s this got to do with anything?”
Only this: There’s a -30- designator at the end of this posting. This is the final Propellerhead blog.
The blog was well received. Many of you commented on the stories and the feedback response exceeded the levels of most Design News blogs - even though some of those blogs were long running.
But a publication - any publication - has an overall editorial direction and its been decided that my blog is not going to fit in with a future direction that Design News may be taking.
It was a good experiment. But being an engineer, you know that experiments don’t always work out the way you had hoped or expected.
Thanks to all of you that read the postings and supported the blog with your presence and comments.
John Loughmiller is an Electrical Engineer, Commercial Pilot, Flight Instructor and a Lead Safety Team Representative for the FAA.