I was saddened to hear about the reorganization of Scientific American magazine, which has been announced in the last few days. I just spoke with John Rennie a week ago, and got no clue that it was in the works — perhaps he didn’t know the details then, or, more likely, he wasn’t saying.
I wonder what it will do to the magazine, of course. While John will still write for the magazine and will “continue to consult [...] in some capacity,” it’s always hard to predict what changes will come from swapping out an Editor in Chief, especially one who’s been chief for as long as fifteen years.
And from the personal side, John’s a friendly and interesting guy. I hope he enjoys what comes next, and that we all profit from the result.