Editor's Note: January 2018.
Radiology. 2018 Jan;286(1):7-8. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2017172461. Bluemke DA.
I am extremely honored to be the next Editor-in-Chief of Radiology, the leading journal in our field. There is a wonderful legacy of excellence for Radiology established by my predecessors: Drs Kressel, Proto, Siegelman, and Eyler. Yet, the endurance of that legacy is not necessarily ensured at this time of rapid upheaval in the distribution of all forms of information. Our daily world is immensely different than 10 years ago. Every element of our lives is increasingly influenced by the five big tech companies: Alphabet (parent company of Google), Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon. We wake in the morning, grab one of our mobile devices (often sold to us by one of the big five or filled with their content), and instantly receive our daily information: the weather, the traffic, the latest news, and updates on friends and colleagues. The most connected among us are fully mobile, with little reliance on a desktop computer. The desktop computer or workstation is used in the reading room, but often nowhere else.