With the TWC initiative, Microsoft introduced an innovative process to continually improve security over time.  It provides important planning date each month for system administrators and well all home & corporate users

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/512607/20131009/patch-tuesday-10-decade-anniversary-microsoft-security.htm

https://community.qualys.com/blogs/laws-of-vulnerabilities/2013/10/03/advance-notification-patch-tuesday-october-2013

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/10/09/patch_tuesday_double_ie_trouble/

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2053300/microsoft-patch-tuesday-fixes-two-separate-ie-zero-day-flaws.html

QUOTE: This month also marks the 10-year anniversary of the Patch Tuesday program, which Microsoft started in October of 2003. Over the past decade, it has become a model implementation of a patch program in both outreach to vulnerability submitters and predictability for IT administrators, who have been dealing with the increasing number of patches for their computer infrastructures