With the limited advertising revenue available in any downturn, I’m always interested to see how publications can continue to deliver the high-quality editorial that the readers demand whilst keeping control of costs. I was pleased to see that Channel-e and elektor Verlag have partnered, with Channel-e producing two specials for elector. The first deals with microcontrollers (November) and the second with LEDs (December). It’s great that different publishers can work together to ensure they continue to deliver great editorial, and I will be watching the results of this partnership closely.