I just wanted to write a short note to let my dear readers know that today's my last day looking after Macworld UK's online news.
What's happened is that over the near ten years I've been running things I've managed to develop RSI (very silly of me, I know). Now this means I just can't maintain the frequency of stories or the associated workload without causing permanent damage. I've had to reduce my commitment.
I'm sad about this. I've felt good being the news guy, which has given me a lot of delight (and occasional frustration) attempting to keep you all interested with tantalising tidbits from across the growing Apple industry. Sadly, mother nature has her own ways of telling you you need to work less.
I'm learning to use the excellent Dictate software from MacSpeech. I'm very impressed overall. The challenge for me is the way I think: dictation software requires a slightly different way of thinking than writing with your fingers - I kind of think through my fingers after years of writing that way.
If you'd like to stay connected with what I'm up to, feel free to visit my personal blog, Distorted Loop, which reflects my huge interest in the evolution of digital media and music (and, subject to the vagaries of the ISP may even still be online - anyone know a good hosting company?). This has been a personal side-project, but I do hope some of you like it enough to visit from time-to-time. Meanwhile, I'm still keen to write about the Mac/Apple industry and do hope to continue making my contribution to that industry in future.
To my friends and colleagues then, I'd like to thank those who have offered support across the years, and hope to continue to work with you in future.
I'd like to wish each of you, my readers, every success.
Be seeing you