With this issue, I have completed my second year as Editor of Optical Engineering. I'm certain that this disclosure has elicited a big "ho hum" from a number of you, unless you happen to be among those who are eagerly anticipating my retirement. The bad news-particularly for those who do not appreciate my editorial style-is that I have agreed to stay on as Editor at least through June 1989. However, the good news is that Martha Stockton, my Associate Editor, has agreed to stay in her position as well. One last comment before getting on to the main topic of this editorial; May 311,1987, is rapidly approaching, and I am still wondering what event will occur that might have the same sort of impact on my life as the events of May 31 of the two preceding years (see my Editorial in the June 1986 issue). In a recent conversation with Eric Pepper, the Managing Editor of Optical Engineering, I learned that the circulation of the journal has nearly reached 10,000 copies per issue and that each press run now exceeds 10,000 copies. Thus was born the topic for this editorial, which contains some information I think might be of interest to readers of the journal.