Although I am not certain that it originated with him, the best description of the commitment involved in being SEG Editor was provided by Lee Lawyer: “Our Editors are not elected; they are sentenced.”

The description is apt because the workload during those two years is immense and nonstop with looming deadlines constantly in the background. Two anecdotal points would seem to be more than ample confirming evidence in support of Lawyer's conjecture: For this 75th anniversary issue of GEOPHYSICS, former Editors were asked to provide a short analysis of the “highlights” of their two-year term. Twelve have...

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