Cheer up! It’s not the end of the world… - Industry - News

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1998 was an incredible 12 months for therefore many causes – watching Titanic on the cinema, sure, it was lengthy and tacky however movie historical past nonetheless – and Kate Winslet seemed improbable. Saving Non-public Ryan was and nonetheless is likely one of the best struggle and brotherhood motion pictures ever made. I laughed my head off seeing Cameron Diaz with THAT hair in There’s One thing About Mary and winced at Ben Stiller and his zipper incident in the identical film. I nonetheless know the phrases to the  B*Witched traditional “C’est la vie” and to today like to take heed to Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Need To Miss A Factor” on an extended drive. But it surely was additionally a pivotal 12 months for me, and for you guys too – it was the 12 months I started publishing HEXUS.internet.

One thing that was a aspect venture and meant to make my mother and father suppose I used to be doing homework, however I used to be in actual fact tapping away at my keyboard writing about AMD’s 3DNOW!, OpenSSL being developed, VMWare being based and Chips and Applied sciences being purchased by Intel and the discharge of its Celeron Processor too.

There have been masses extra tales aside from these after all – oh sure, and Google was shaped that very same 12 months too. Illustrious firm, proper?

However now, after HEXUS being the cornerstone of my life and a constant go-to for you guys too, I’m calling time on it.

All good issues come to an finish, they are saying, and I wish to suppose that that is a kind of good issues that has to go away now too.

To publish 148,579 tales, this one is the 148,580th and closing, for this wonderful, engaged, bolshy and opinionated group has been an actual pleasure and privilege. What an viewers!

Each touch upon the boards has made each story, every name (generally nice, generally indignant) with the manufacturers worthwhile.

These 23 years would have been completely nothing with out you guys, and I provide you with my most honest thanks and gratitude.

The moderators are true greats – all doing this for the love of tech and for the appreciation and respect they’ve for HEXUS – the little web site that received me out of doing Physics homework in 1998. Actually, heartfelt reward and recognition should go to this group of superior people.

I’ve to thank Tarinder as our editor, each contributor, each reviewer and benchmarker, the fellows who labored alongside me on the industrial workforce too – they’ve all contributed to success and pleasure of HEXUS and of its rogue little modding brother bit-tech.internet too. The manufacturers which supported me and the workforce on this 23 12 months journey too – thanks to every considered one of you, for recognising what an incredible publication we put collectively for an exquisite viewers who actually care about good tech. 

Heading to the commerce reveals has been exhausting and thrilling in equal measure. I’ve forgotten what number of occasions I’ve been to (let’s be trustworthy, the fairly dreary) Hanover and walked these aisles at CeBit, or been blinded by the showiness of CES Vegas, or ran into the nice tech abilities and minds at Computex. All a part of the mission to carry you the most recent and hottest to find out about and purchase, and the occasional dud ‘improvements’ to keep away from just like the plague too!

An enormous satisfaction for me has been to have labored with each main tech model up to now 23 years. To talk to the engineers and designers, to query the CEOs and CTOs about why this and never that, to know the brand new launches and why and the way it will enhance our tech experiences – that has been a monumental boon for me. Not simply because I like the tech and I’m as opinionated as you all are, however as a result of I’ve been in a position to carry these tales to you. And also you guys judge these advances and adjustments in tech. You try this by studying HEXUS and deciding whether or not or to not spend your hard-earned money on the brand new.

Breaking the Intel Conroe processing story was a excessive for me and I’ve to additionally admit to having fun with breaking the odd embargo too. Seeing the manufacturers slugging it out on tech efficiency and likewise on the money registers has been exhilarating – some manufacturers have grown and change into behemoths, and as with every part there have been some which haven’t fared as nicely. However telling you all in regards to the runners and the riders has been 23 years brilliantly spent.

As I face the ultimate curtain, once more and above all, my best thanks and appreciation goes to you guys, the viewers, the group, the discussion board members and the moderators – you’ve made the previous 20 years plus, thrilling and pleasant – difficult me and the workforce to seek out higher, query extra and take a look at each little bit of tech in a deeper approach.

To all of the lovers and the haters on the market over time – my most honest thanks – I’ve loved each minute and can always remember what HEXUS began as, developed into and have become.

Yet another factor. As one door closes, one other opens. Tarinder and Parm, who I’ve had the immense pleasure of working with for a mixed 33 years, will probably be persevering with the HEXUS legacy with a brand new web site, Their ardour for the business, high-quality editorial and journalistic integrity stays undiminished, and I hope you proceed to point out them your whole love and assist.

That’s all of us.


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