Penny-Wise is online
There have been several posts, and Region 8 often used to get such requests as well, for information in back issues of P-W. All members get the P-W DVD as a benefit of membership, and all of the old issues can be searched from that.
What many do not know is that all recent issues are posted on the EACS.org website. Log in using your member name and password, and you will get a screen with your membership information, including when your membership expires. There is a menu on the left that includes "PW Archive". Click that, and you get a clickable list that at this date includes the PDFs of all issues from 2009-2011. Click on any issue to open it in your browser or download it to your computer. New issues are posted about the same time that hard copies are mailed from the printer, so if you watch for it, you might get your issue of P-W online first.
The added benefit of these PDFs is that they contain color figures when those were submitted with the articles.
Good to know this. Can the back P-W issues be searched for specific info?
Any PDF can be searched within Acrobat. The Search command can be found under the Edit menu on a Mac. I don't know about a PC.