A fond farewell

I wrote my last column for News24 this week. After nearly two years of calling it my home I'm sad to be leaving. I've written around 70 columns in that time, which equates to around 35,000 words, or one (very discontinuous) novella on technology. It seems like an age ago that I took my first faltering steps as a columnist – writing as a "guest columnist" about Adobe AIR. I will always be grateful to Jannie and Cathryn who trusted me to speak sense to their 1 million readers.

Have no fear though, faithful reader, I haven't stopped writing, I've merely moved venues. From this Wednesday onwards I will will be writing a weekly column for the Mail & Guardian Online. My first one, about Twitter's business model, is already live and kicking. I'm also going to be writing for memeburn when I have the time and the insight. My first article there was an unexpected success, and I'm busy cooking up a few more.

2 Responses to “A fond farewell

  • Good to see you are not just disappearing. Interesting that you are going to the Mail & Guardian Online. I shall try and follow you on there. I like your comment about your ‘first faltering steps as a columnist’. I think many columnists forget when they started out and become a tad pompous; not something that can be laid at your door after that comment.

  • Well thank god for the Mail & Guardian discovering you, because now I have too. And I think I have my first writer-crush. I quote your line about publications being institutions, filters on the world and quiet in the storm to every one of our media clients šŸ™‚