Still the thrill that it was the day I found you

What Hi-Fi (UK) - - Welcome - Si­mon Lu­cas, edi­tor

It’s my great good for­tune to be edi­tor of this au­gust mag­a­zine as it cel­e­brates its 40th an­niver­sary (40 years! And they said it wouldn’t last!), not least be­cause it’s given me an ex­cuse to go back through the archives for a proper wal­low in all the mono­chrome nos­tal­gia. It’s pe­cu­liar, from this re­move, to ob­serve a mag­a­zine find­ing its feet and estab­lish­ing its modus

operandi – and that’s be­fore you take into ac­count the ut­terly un­re­con­structed ad­ver­tis­ing and (of course) the su­per­an­nu­ated tech­nol­ogy that serves to fix those first is­sues so com­pletely in time. But what hasn’t changed since the first is­sue – and this is what, more than any­thing, makes me proud to have this job – is the de­ter­mi­na­tion of this mag­a­zine to pro­vide ad­vice that’s con­tex­tual, com­par­a­tive and, above all, trust­wor­thy. So here’s to the next 40 years.

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