November was the first of two 1987 covers that were photographs sent to us (amazingly enough) by the phone company.  (We sometimes were able to pass ourselves off as a publication that could help them publicize their neat activities.)

In this case, we see technicians at work on a brand new 5ESS Western Electric switch, the top of the line back then.

The mini-cover consisted of three faces: the late CIA Chief William Casey, along with the archvillain "Q" and Captain Jean-Luc Picard from the brand new Star Trek series.  Make of that what you will.