First Episodes was published last week and by design was a less than serious topic with hopefully broad appeal. I like that SSC runs some non-technical, not-serious editorials sometimes. It’s a way for everyone to remember, or appreciate perhaps, that we often share common interests and attributes outside of work, and that those external influences often shaped us in similar ways. The idea of writing a “first episode” intrigues me. Whether its TV or a book, trying to introduce a character and a story line in an hour while leaving room for growth is a real challenge (or at least it seems that way, I haven’t tried yet!).