When Automatica became the IFAC journal back in 1969 and George Axelby took over as Editor, authors were required to submit their papers in typewritten form (double spaced, “top copies”). George entered the new submissions in his logbook and forwarded the papers to his various Associate Editors, who in turn would approach the reviewers. All this was done by airmail, which was better then than it is now. When there was a pressing matter, George would use telex. Individuals did not usually have their own telex machines and the university teletypes were typically located at the library.