The INQUIRER reaches end-of-life
IT IS WITH A HEAVY HEART we will have to announce that The INQUIRER has reached end-of-life.
Our writer, Incisive Media, has made the verdict to close down the site, which has come as an enormous surprise to everybody right here at The INQUIRER. We had been knowledgeable by means of our writer final week – Merry Christmas! Satisfied Tory landslide! – which has made the verdict that because of a up to date decline in virtual promoting, in conjunction with a metamorphosis of focal point for the trade, it used to be time for The INQUIRER to head darkish.
The website online will stay reside till the top of March, however Thursday would be the ultimate day that we will be able to be publishing new content material.
I have been at The INQUIRER for nearly 8 years, transferring as much as editor for the previous 3, and it’s been an absolute privilege. Earlier than becoming a member of, I used to be a long-time admirer of the website online, which since its debut in 2001 has energised tech journalism with its fearless angle, snarky reporting, world-reaching exclusives and its talent to have an, er, bit a laugh every so often.
That is all, in fact, on account of the incredible group of newshounds in the back of it. I have had the excitement of operating with many; there is Madeline Bennett, who taught me the whole lot I learn about this relentless business, and Dave Neal, our much-loved ‘crisps and dinkles’ correspondent who unfortunately misplaced his combat with most cancers in 2018.
After which there is INQ’s present dream group; Chris Merriman, Roland Moore-Colyer and Alan Martin – 3 of essentially the most hardworking, gifted, and hilarious folks I have ever met, who in combination made The INQUIRER an excessively particular position to paintings. So particular, actually, that we are hoping this is not the final you’ll be able to be seeing people. Watch this house, expensive reader.
And that brings me to an important level of all. Thank-you – sure, you! – expensive reader. Over the last 20 years, you’ve gotten been the lifeblood of this site. With out you, The INQUIRER would had been a short-lived experiment, however your inquisitiveness, enhance and, er, continuously truthful comments made The INQUIRER the luck that it used to be.
We will see you down the pub, ours is a big one. µ