I have been writing Apple news on these Web pages for the better part of 15 years and enjoyed every minute of it. Sadly, I am writing my last story as an employee of Macworld. It is time to say goodbye.
It's been a long journey. I came to Macworld from MacCentral in 1999 when the company was sold to Mac Publishing. In fact, my 10 year anniversary working for Macworld is in three weeks, on June 1.
I remember the days when every other story on the news referred to Apple as a "beleaguered" company. Speculation that it would fold at any minute or be swallowed up by someone else.
I also remember writing the story of Apple buying NeXT and that Steve Jobs would be triumphantly returning to the company he co-founded so many years ago. That was an exciting time and we all had the feeling that wouldn't be long before Apple would be a powerhouse in the industry.
I will truly miss the daily grind of writing stories and being the first one to publish exclusive information for the readers. I have a great sense of pride for the accomplishments we have made at Macworld, and MacCentral before it. This experience is not one I will ever forget.
What I am going to miss the most is all of the great people that I met throughout my 15 year tenure. Peter Cohen came with me from MacCentral and is not only a colleague, but a true friend. I will miss our daily interactions the most.
I also met a lot of readers of the site at Macworld Expos and other conferences. I will miss that too. I really appreciate the support of all the readers--without that support, MacCentral and my job at Macworld would never have happened. Thank you.
I have no doubt that you will see my byline again very soon. But for now, I'm going to spend some time with my wife, two kids and our dog, play some guitar and enjoy a much needed break. If you would like to stay updated on my future plans you can follow me on Twitter or my personal Web site.
Thank you for everything.
This story, "Goodbye, at Least for Now" was originally published by Macworld.