So long!

How I spent (two weeks of) my summer as Machinist's guest blogger.

Published August 1, 2008 9:47PM (EDT)

Joe Hutsko

I'm surprised by the sadness I feel as I write this post -- my last as guest blogger for Machinist. I have my own blog, which I guess qualifies me as a blogger, but I never appreciated what it means to truly blog until I started writing here.

While my blog is more an after-the-fact catchall to point to stories I've written for other publications, Machinist feels like a living, breathing creature that people visit to partake in a conversation about personal tech.

Like a virtual zoo of sorts, it's been a place where visitors have petted, poked and occasionally pissed on what I've had to say -- all of which I've enjoyed immensely.

Personal technology is exactly that -- personal -- and that's how I write about it. Blogging here has been one of the most satisfying stints in my two decades of writing.

I'm pleased to introduce next week's guest columnist, Denise Caruso, a fellow technology writer and a friend I've had the pleasure of knowing for as long as I've been in this business.

I heartily welcome the opportunity to return to these pages in the future (if not as Machinist, then as a contributor); and in the meantime, you can always find me at my Web site,

Now if you'll excuse me, I've got an appointment with the sun and sand and sea.

So long, and thanks for all of the comments!

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