It's a shame, though. If we could load up all the naysayers who predict the demise of print and send them over to Drupa next month, they'd come back with a new-found appreciation of the size and scope of the graphic arts industry. Equipment whirling continually for two weeks straight is truly a sight to be seen.
As a final note, I'm sad to report the recent passing of Bill Treadaway, 75, who organized Print America group tours to Drupa. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, printing The Star and Stripes for the troops. A long-time director of the Printing Industry of the Carolinas, he later helped to develop best practices standards. A strong proponent of print, our industry has lost a great advocate.