Monday, May 28, 2007

The end of Larkware?

I guess I should have seen it coming:

...I expect to shutter the doors over there by the end of the year.

on May 9, 2007 04:09 PM

This is in the comments of Jeff Atwood's blog post about these folks who are giving up on Microsoft.

Now anyone who's been paying attention knows that Larkware is the best place to get the 'daily news' for the Microsoft developer's world. And we've all grown accustomed to Mike's cynical comments to help keep us grounded.

I have not seen an outcry on the blogs since Mike posted this comment. I can only assume this is because it was buried in the comments and nobody saw his post.

Mike, I understand you don't have the time or desire to do this anymore. If you really must give it up, please pass the torch to someone who can fill your shoes (is there such a person?).

Then again, maybe we can convince you to stick with it?


At Mon May 28, 09:00:00 pm , Blogger ffmike said...

Nope, I won't be sticking with it. You can read more over at my new blog, , but the bottom line is that I'm at the point where I don't care to continue to contribute to Microsoft's position in the software industry.

As far as passing the torch, there's no real secret about what I do: read a lot of blogs, read a lot of press releases, listen to vendor briefings, get up early, and summarize. Anyone who'd like to do the same is welcome to it. Indeed, folks like Sam Gentile and Jason Haley already maintain good .NET link blogs, so there won't be a defeaning silence when I shut down.


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