Macintouch shut down notice (2018)

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wklee Veteran Member • Posts: 9,027
Macintouch shut down notice (2018)

I did not know and found out when I tried to visit the macintouch site a few days ago. Macintouch.com was inaccessible when I tried it.

https://www.appleworld.today/blog/2018/3/28/macintouch-to-close-down-a-cautionary-tale

"“Thirty years is a long time. The Macintosh computer debuted more than three decades ago, and I’ve been involved with this revolutionary system and the community around it since 1984. A lot has changed in the meantime.

The Internet and Web took off twenty years ago, which led to unprecedented changes in social networking, personal profiling and business. We lost Steve Jobs, as Apple Inc. transformed into one of the world’s wealthiest companies. Artificial intelligence is now changing our lives in unpredictable ways with more extreme changes to come.

I’ve been constantly engaged, inspired and supported by the MacInTouch community for all these many years, but I think it’s time to do something different.

The revenue that used to sustain MacInTouch has dropped below a viable business minimum, while a plethora of other websites, operating under different business and security models, produces constant Apple news, reviews and commentary.

The MacInTouch Discussions forum is unique, as far as I know, but it’s also unsustainably labor-intensive, and there’s no way around that in its current incarnation.

At this point, my plan is to continue running MacInTouch Discussions and home/news pages at a reduced intensity for a little longer. But, before long, it will be time for a change - a sabbatical, a new blog, research, development, or something else – I’m not quite sure what yet, but I expect macintouch.com to continue in some form.

What I am sure of is that I’m enormously grateful for the support, contributions and engagement of this remarkable community over the past three decades, something words can’t adequately express. Thank you for all that, for all you’ve contributed, and let’s see where the journey goes from here.

Ric Ford
Editor/Publisher
MacInTouch Inc. ”"

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