By George Holmes, Editor in chief Since becoming editor in chief of JCK in September 1974, I've written 264 editorial columns. Some annoyed you. A few startled you. I'm sure quite a few bored you. Hopefully, some made you think about some issues with more focus or greater intensity. And now this is the last one. By the time you read it (or skip it ), I will have retired. For this final column I want to give some very personal comments on a couple of industry issues and I want to thank many people (I wish I could name them all) who over the years have offered such help and good advice when I've called on them. A few special names come to mind right away: Bob Bridge, Andy Johnson, Pat O'Rourke, Georgie Gleim, Willis Cowlishaw, John Michaels, Mark Moeller, Joel Windman, Phil Minsky, John Kennedy, Bill Underwood, Mike Roman. If the list seems over-weighted with members of the America

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