So then. It’s time to share some news I’ve been sitting on for some time now.
I’m…having a baby!
No, just kidding – I’ve not turned into some “Schwarzenegger-in-Junior” style freak of nature. The real news, as you’ve probably figured out by reading the headline here before my ham-fisted attempt at a joke is that today is my last day as Editor for Tech Digest.
* sob! *
After four great years manning the ship here, it’s time for me to move on and to try something slightly different. It’s been a blast, and I hope you’ve found my work here at Tech Digest over the past couple of years both informative and entertaining. If you’ve read the site much since October of 2009, you’ve been putting up with my ranting and raving, for which I salute you and am eternally grateful. I’ve written 6,463 (!) posts for Tech Digest, and if there’s anyone out there mad enough to have read them all I’ll buy that person a beer the next time we’re down the pub together.
Behind being a member of The Beatles, it’s pretty much been the best job I could have hoped for, from larking about in centrifuges and on roller-coasters, to meeting some of my all time heroes and getting my hands on some of the most cutting-edge technology out there ahead of the masses.
That last point in particular is an important one. Us tech writers are in an incredibly privileged position, standing on the frontlines of a rapidly changing industry, observing and reporting on the technologies and gadgets that could and often do shape and challenge the way we live. Keeping you loyal Tech Digest readers informed with that information has been a great and welcome responsibility, and one I hope you feel I’ve been up to the task for.
And there are few sites more exciting than Tech Digest to have done that reporting for. Through good times and bad, Tech Digest’s co-owners Chris and Ashley have been the best bosses you could hope for, taking a chance on me when I arrived fresh on the scene back in 2009 and supporting me right through to my last days here. Cheers guys! And then there are the great people I’ve worked with over the years here, with special shout-outs going to Anna, Becca, Liz and Sheldon. You all kick ass, but you already know that anyway.
Tech Digest will continue to be a superb source for tech news and reviews, and Chris and Ashley have some really neat things lined up in the coming weeks and months. The site’s in safe hands, so don’t touch that bookmark!
As for me, I’ll be popping up at another major UK tech website in the next few days, so keep your eyes peeled. If you just can’t get enough of me, you can follow me on Twitter. Find me at twitter.com/geegeemidnight.
So yeah. Technology. Always and forever, always and forever.
By Gerald Lynch | September 23rd, 2013