Archive for the ‘Computerworld’ Category

Turning off the SNB Newsletter

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

It’s been over a year since I’ve sent anything to the Scot’s Newsletter notification list. Recently, my list provider’s subscription tools stopped working and I was unable to get them fixed. Perhaps more importantly, my role as editor-in-chief of Computerworld, the IT magazine and website, has kept me very busy.

In fact, I’ve been so busy managing Computerworld that I’ve had no time to do the sort of research and writing that drove Scot’s Newsletter in its early years. I still have things to impart, I just have no time to do so.

So, I’m a little sad to say that I’ve decided to pull the plug on the newsletter. The issue that went out May 25, 2010, is the last one.

Of course, I will continue to operate the Scot’s Newsletter Blog right here. And the Scot’s Newsletter archive site, blog and forums will continue to function as always. To follow me on Twitter, please visit @ScotFinnie.

I have downloaded the list of all SFNL subscribers from my list host and the list is being deleted from my host’s servers as I write this.

Should I decide to restart the list, I will let you know.

To stay current on me, bookmark this page. I will be writing here again. You might also want to check out my Computerworld blog. I also write a monthly column in Computerworld magazine that you might want to check out.

Here’s a little trick you can use to be notified automatically whenever I update either of my blogs. I’ve been using a free web-page update notification service called for years. It works quite well. Create an account for yourself and add my two blogs to it. You’ll probably find it useful for other things too.

Well, that’s it. I’m sorry to be leaving your mailbox. At least, for now. You can rest assured that your email address is safe with me. I will retain the list, and it will never give it to anyone else.

As always, if you want to reach out to me, please do:

New Role at Computerworld

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Earlier this week I was honored by a promotion to the position of Editor in Chief at IDG’s Computerworld. I’m now overseeing the magazine and website, and helping to guide a stellar staff of 45 editors and writers. It’s an awesome responsibility, but I feel equal to it. In fact, I’m charged up and ready to go.

I’m very proud of the publication Computerworld has always been, and the one it’s become over the past two to three years. If you haven’t checked it out recently, you’re missing out on something special.