Tough decision. But as a wise man said several years ago… Well, never mind what a wise man once said.
I’ll certainly miss all of you, especially those of you who followed me here from The Hardedge. It’s been a trip. Thank you, thank you very much.
Update: For those of you who have asked (my regular e-mail is bulging) it’s like this: It’s been a long time. I carbon date back to Altair and Sinclair, among others. (In fact, my first “computer” was an analog gate-logic DIY device from Lafayette Radio and Electronic.) I was rumored to have been the person who outted the existence and imminent release of the IBM PC to a London Times reporter. (Not true; that’s my story and I’m sticking too it.) Heck, I wrote the first version of PC Labs benchmarks test. My first article was published in Compute and I got paid $30 for it. I’ve written 6 books –from Unix, to Apple, to PCs. I’ve met Bill Gates (not impressed) and Steve Jobs (definitely not impressed, God rest his soul). I’m not so much tired as I am in quite a bit of pain 24/7 –and, worst of all, I’m really disappointed at this stage of my life.
I am in love with computers and technology. Unfortunately, these days what passes for tech hardly merits the title. I blame Apple for finally bastardizing the genre and, because of it, we are up to our asses in latter day mood rings that appeal to our emotional needs rather than true technology that enhances our intellect. And it’s getting worse.
I’ll be spending some time over at The Casual Ham (www.casualham.com) fighting against the evils of menu-drive radios versus large, heavy, and friendly boat anchors that you can wrap your arms around and which will warm you on a cold day.