Welcome to the 500th issue of the PC Improvement News. PCIN consists mainly
of news highlights and tips. There is something for everyone, and if this is
your first issue, I'm sure there will be something for you. If you give me
two or three issues, I know that you will come back for more!
I mentioned many weeks ago that I was coming up on my 500th issue. I wasn't
sure whether I was going to stop doing the newsletter then, or in the Fall
when I hit 10 years. Well, as the time has gone by, I've decided I'm done.
It's a relief in a way... the newsletter was getting harder and harder to do.
I almost felt like I was letting you down if I didn't have anything exciting
to report on. On the other hand, this is going to be something I miss doing.
I've done this essentially every week for 9 1/2 years. That's a lot! I tried
to think of other things that I had done so consistently for such a long period
of time, and it is a short list.
I started the newsletter in the Fall of 1998. My wife and I had just moved,
and I wasn't in school. I was trying to make some money before going back to
school, so I started doing some computer work. I was in a small business show,
and had a sign-up sheet for people to get tips. I think I had seven people
sign up, and so it began. The list gradually grew, and eventually peaked over
2,000. The numbers have been dropping each week though, until now where I have
I've reviewed dozens of software packages, hardware devices, and books. The
newsletter has had a thought of the week, an emoticon of the week, and more
recently, Chris has provided a Digital
Photography Tip of the Week. This has definitely become something that
people would look forward to each week.
As for the future, the PCIN.net site will continue. I will continue to update
the PCIN.net Update blog.
I will definitely still post news and tips, and I may still continue to post
reviews. We'll have to see if the companies will still send me stuff when I
don't have the newsletter. As for Chris, he still has his photography
blog. I also have several other blogs (see below).
I want to thank you all for your support. Some of you have been subscribers
for years. We've almost become a family. You've been here through the birth
of our three children. You've heard about my "toys". You've heard
about Lisa's exercising. You've put up with my mistakes in the newsletter.
But one thing is for sure... I've sure had a blast!
Both of us have other sites other than PCIN.net. These are all sites that
we are actively involved in (they aren't client sites). Don't forget to check
them out from time to time for updates:
Links to 800+ sites in the Niagara Region, as well as 2,000+ pictures of
Niagara Falls and area
PCIN is brought to you by Graham Wing. The opinions expressed are those of
the Editor, Graham Wing and the Assistant Editor, Chris Empey. Graham Wing
and Chris Empey accept no responsibility for the results obtained from trying
the tips in this newsletter.
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