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So Long 2001, and Thanks for All the Fish

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So Long 2001, and Thanks for All the Fish -- It's been a long and unsettling year, but it's coming to a close with a holiday season that we hope is calm and restful for everyone. As always, my sincere thanks to the people who make TidBITS possible: Tonya, Geoff, Jeff, Matt, and Mark, our corporate sponsors and Internet hosts, those people who have contributed money directly to TidBITS, the writers whose articles we've published this year, the selfless volunteers who translate TidBITS into five languages, the many participants in TidBITS Talk, and most important, all our readers out there, without whom none of the rest would ever happen. Our next issue will appear 07-Jan-02, and barring further schedule changes or unforeseen travel difficulties, should contain coverage of Steve Jobs's Macworld Expo keynote. Let me leave you, then, with the hope that your holidays live up to all that you wish them to be. [ACE]

 

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