SEPT understands that people view our web site to gain knowledge, not necessarily to buy products. Therefore we have set up a new section devoted to short essays on critical software engineering subjects. These essays will be authored by people who have had many years of experience in managing large, complex software systems. The essays may be copied and distributed for research and education purposes if the author's name and SEPT are referenced. All other rights are reserved. SEPT plans to publish 2 essays per quarter in 2015.