Attitudes from the Editor
There are 40 really exciting things inside this issue. Chances are you know at least a few of them. Yup, it's the 40 Under 40 feature, in which we profile, you guessed it, 40 of the top hotshot people in consumer electronics under 40 years old. It was difficult choosing 40 people from the many nominations we received. We were besieged with requests to rework the project to be "Dealerscope's 42 Under 42" or "50 Under 50." But we stuck to our guns and excluded some really talented, age 40-and-above individuals. The 40 young executives selected are shaping the present and the future of this business. It was a pleasure learning their stories and insights about the CE business.
As you browse this issue, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2002 is a very recent memory and InfoComm O2 is filling up the Sands Convention Center. Both these trade shows, though not directly linked to the mainstream electronics retailer, demonstrate the growth and vitality which the electronics business is famous for. Despite a still temperate economy, E3 was boiling with excitement and momentum while Infocomm teases us with new technology breakthroughs. No part of the electronics world knows how to spin emotion better than the game industry, and nothing's more impressive on a living room wall than a 60-inch plasma monitor. Technology and retail opportunities come from every angle. It's all of our jobs to look out for them.
You may notice a few changes in the masthead names this month, including my own title. I'm thrilled to be here as the new Editor-in-Chief of Dealerscope. Having been with Dealerscope for about four years as Senior Editor and Editor-at-Large as well as Editor-in-Chief of E-Gear, I'm excited to be part of the retailing and strategy aspects of the electronics industry. Along with recently promoted Editor, David Dritsas, we hope to continue to serve our retail readers in every way we can.