Any history buff’s out there? We just published a bit of a retrospective of the PI organization viewed through the lens of newsletters past. PI began publishing PROFINEWS to an international audience almost 20 years ago, in 1994, more specifically. View the commemorative Issue 100. Relive the early days of PROFIBUS and PROFINET in the back issues of PROFINEWS. You can start with issue 1, pictured here.
Some secret information about issue 1: it was printed on dead trees! The editor was Geoff Hodgkinson. This is the same Geoff Hodgkinson that has edited the 99 issues that followed. It is actually the same Geoff Hodgkinson that edits PROFInews North American Edition – currently only at issue 48. You should really be subscribed to both PROFINEWS and PROFInews North American Edition. Note that no trees are harmed in the production of either edition of PROFINEWS these days.
If you are really a history buff, we have dead tree editions of Milestones, PROFIBUS – 20 years of standards for industrial communication. We published this book a couple years ago when we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the organization. Let me know if you would like one.