August 30, 2004
And one of the greats mothballs his keyboard
So den Beste
has called it quits. This, of course, not long after Michele
decided to go on hiatus as well. Crud.
I always looked forward to a den Beste column. They were thoughtful and thought-provoking, designed to make the reader think about issues rather than simply emoting over them. Even the columns on topics that I had little interest in(Anime comes to mind) were a delight to read. Sometimes, the writing sparked some interest in me where none had existed. I've actually considered checking out some of the Anime series that den Beste has mentioned. Trust me: that would be big change for me.
So Rachel Lucas left
permanently for a while, recharging her batteries as it were. Here's hoping that Steve den Beste comes to a similar conclusion: take a break, but don't retire. The blogosphere needs you, or someone like you. For however long you're gone, you will be missed.
Harvey says no one can quit cold turkey from "blog-crack". Here's hoping that he's correct.
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I stand by my statement. Right now he's feeling relief. But soon he'll feel withdrawl. The shakes will start... that nervous eye-tic kicks in...
Actually I wrote him a short e-mail telling him that if he started a snail-mail subscription-only newsletter, I'd sign up for it.
One other thought... he's got all that hardware & software set up to support that site. He's spent countless hours dinking with it. Even though I'm sure he's familiar with the concept of a "sunk cost", I still suspect that all those invested hours will have some pull toward bringing him back.
Posted by: Harvey at August 30, 2004 04:31 PM (tJfh1)
I liked the Puppy Blender referring to den Beste as a "public utility". He's one of a small number of bloggers that I would actually pay to read.
Posted by: physics geek at August 30, 2004 08:38 PM (Xvrs7)
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