It's a very sad day here at the Blue Tower, as we must say farewell to Frans.
There will be plenty of time for me for me to reflect upon this here, so in the
meantime, I'll let him take center stage to take a well-deserved curtain call in
his own words:
"Hello, I must be going..."
It was a little over three years ago that Blue sent me an email inquiring
after my availability and interest in becoming a news editor for this here site.
It couldn't have come at a better time. I was in the middle of a sabbatical
year, had come to the conclusion that becoming involved with a major gaming site
was something I really would like to do (and back then that wasn't such an
ambitious idea as it is now), and a week later my cable connection was to be
We came to an agreement, and several months of mutual preparation as well as
a ritualistic introduction into the Blue's way ;) later, October 27, 1999,
became my first day "on the job." I have tremendously enjoyed almost
every moment since.
Now it's time to move on. I am pursuing a new opportunity that demands all of
my time and energy. Regrettably, that means I must bid Stephen, Furn, this site
and its readers a fond fondue (as Blue likes to say).
I am very grateful for being given the chance to make a contribution, for
everything I've learned, and for the nearly three years of very amicable
co-operation and just plain fun, and will certainly miss working here. I won't
be far away and will keep checking the site, and hopefully we can work together
again sometime in the future.
Best of luck, Stephen.
Tot ziens! :)