Wait, wait, wait…why is it called “PS” instead of “PM”?Posted: 2011/02/08
Q: It’s PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly, right? So, you ask, why is it PS, not PM?
Good Great question. PS stands for postscript, like the P.S. you add to a letter.
It’s an “Oh, by the way” piece of info. Maybe it’s an addition to a technical manual, something that’s changed or needs to be changed, but the TM folks haven’t gotten around to it, yet. Maybe it’s a tip on how to improve a tool. Maybe it’s a shortcut to solve a problem more efficiently. Maybe it’s just that added extra bit of information that fills in the gap and makes your job a little easier.
Most of the info in PS comes from you, our readers. It’s the passing on of ways you have found to make things work better, easier, faster, cheaper. You tell us, we check it out, and pass it on.
A lot of things have changed in the 60 years we’ve been publishing PS. The one constant is our mission–to help you maintain and use your equipment. Keeping you up-to-date is why we’re here, no matter what you call us.