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TidBITS 2014 Holiday Hiatus

The year is drawing to a close, and this marks our final issue of TidBITS for 2014. We’ll be wrapping things up for the rest of the week, so keep an eye on our Web site, but after that it’s time for holiday hibernation. As is our custom, we’re taking the final two weeks of the year off from publishing TidBITS so we can spend more time with family and friends, reflect on the past year, rest up a bit, and look forward to whatever excitement Apple and the rest of the technology industry have in store for us in 2015. The next email issue of TidBITS will come out on 5 January 2015.

From the TidBITS standpoint, 2014 was another successful year, thanks in large part to over 2,700 TidBITS members (see “Keep TidBITS Publishing in 2015: Become a TidBITS Member,” 8 December 2014). It has been tremendously encouraging to see new members joining and renewals flowing in, but the biggest morale boost has been from the five individuals who joined our membership program at the $1,000 lifetime level in the last few weeks. Of course, we’re also eternally grateful for our long-term corporate sponsors: Smile, CrashPlan, and ScanSnap.

Tonya and I are also thankful for the highly capable and amiable assistance of Josh Centers, Michael Cohen, Joe Kissell, Agen Schmitz, Jeff Carlson, Glenn Fleishman, Rich Mogull, Lauri Reinhardt, and Bruce Dumes, along with the many Take Control authors and editors. You’re all great, and while we try to say thank you regularly, we wanted to make public our appreciation for participating in our team effort here too.

Funding from TidBITS members enabled us to commission numerous articles this year, and our thanks to those who broadened and strengthened the voice of TidBITS, including Julio Ojeda-Zapata, Geoff Duncan, Jeff Porten, Steve McCabe, Kirk McElhearn, Alicia Katz-Pollock, Nick Mediati, David Koff, and Andrew Laurence. Our appreciation also goes out to the indefatigable volunteers who translate TidBITS into Dutch and Japanese each week, to those who leave comments on articles and participate in TidBITS Talk, and to everyone who carves out precious time to read what we write.

Thank you, one and all, and may all your holiday wishes come true.

 

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Comments about TidBITS 2014 Holiday Hiatus
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James Smith  2014-12-16 13:58
Here is an notice I received about support during holidays (hope the link come thru):

It's that time of year again: the icicles are forming on the ceiling of the secret Light Blue bunker, and we're making our annual excursion for supplies for 2015.

Most software companies will send out a boring list of tech support timings over the festive period, or hide behind a dull blog post. Not us - but then, of course, we're not most software companies. This year we've recorded the Light Blue Christmas Tech Support Carol - head over to our website to have a listen, and to find out our tech support arrangements between Christmas Eve and 5 January.

If you like what we do, please vote for us!

We're in the running for 'Best Software' and 'Best Customer Service' in the SWPP Trade Awards this year - up against some of the industry giants. It'd make our day if you'd vote for us in those categories. It won't take a moment, and your votes mean a huge amout to us, as a little independent software company. http://www.lightbluesoftware.com/christmas-tech-support/
Steven Oz  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2014-12-21 13:12
I wish everyone at TidBits a wonderful and relaxing holiday season, and I'd also like to say 'Thank you' for a year of well-written and informative tech articles!
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2014-12-21 17:45
Thank you so much for the kind words, and many happy returns of the season to you and yours as well!