RCPU 2008: Changes Coming
Welcome back! And welcome to 2008 -- an Olympic year, an election year (in
the U.S., anyway), a year when there'll be a European Championship soccer tournament
and a year in which you'll see a few new wrinkles in what we hope is your favorite
e-mail newsletter, or at least your favorite newsletter written by a Texan working
in an office on Route 9 in Framingham, Mass. (We're guessing that we've got
that last category nailed.)
Yes, we're making some changes to RCPU. Oh, it's not going to be that big a
deal. In fact, we think that you'll like the new, more focused, (somewhat) less
random RCPU for 2008 (and, we hope, beyond). First off, we're going to run the
newsletter three times per week rather than four most weeks this year in hopes
of at least postponing your editor's inevitable development of carpal tunnel
Beyond that, we're going to reorganize things just a bit. You'll still get
the opening RCPU rant du jour at the top of the newsletter that you've come
to know and tolerate, but, after that, we'll be sorting news and commentary
into categories, a different one for each day of the week the newsletter runs.
(Collect them all! It'll make a fun game!)
The opening item of the newsletter will, as promised, continue to be a comment
on whatever big thing happens to be happening right then. We'll start breaking
stuff down after that. On Tuesdays, we'll come in with general tech industry
news -- stuff like financial results, vendor executive moves, analyst blather,
nasty little wars of words between industry players and the like. On Wednesdays,
we'll deliver product news, which seems pretty self-explanatory. And on Thursdays,
we'll hit you with channel news -- all partner stuff, all the time.
So, you say, whither Reader Feedback Friday? Alas, like the year 2007 just
passed, it is but a pleasant memory now. But we'll still be running tons of
reader e-mails (probably on Thursdays, mostly, but you'll have to keep reading
to find out), so please keep sending them to email@example.com.
All of this will start next week. Until then, enjoy your leftover New Year's
champagne (and the last few college football bowl games), and get that tree
out of the living room before you burn the house down.
Posted by Lee Pender on 01/03/2008 at 1:21 PM