BY Tim O’Hara
As I write this column for the final edition of “CUB” for 2015, today is the Sunday morning before Thanksgiving and it occurs to me that I have much to be thankful for again this year.In addition to all of my many personal blessings of good health, a wonderful family and a consistent feeling of well-being, our magazine has been successfully transformed from print to digital production and delivery over the past 12 months.And some bonuses were thrown in for good measure!Many reasons to be thankful, that’s for sure!
Late last year, we were wrestling with the plan to convert “Credit Union BUSINESS” magazine from print to a totally digital publishing platform.Twelve months later, it’s “mission accomplished!”
We live in a fantastic time, with technology making it possible to do many things that seemed impossible just a short while ago.And the change is so rapid!For example, just as we got used to the wonderful opportunity to avoid movie theater crowds altogether by renting movies from the Blockbuster store, those stores were replaced by the most wonderful of all inventions – the streaming video!
This same kind of rapid change that technology offers has made it possible and, in some cases even necessary, to bypass outdated technologies like the printing press.We can now go direct to reading on our portable devices, which not that long ago were also just a dream.