A toast to Internet Magazine RIP
The magazine’s been going since 1994 (it was just three months off its 10th anniversary) and was always a great source of inspiration and enjoyment for me.
I was lucky enough to be invited to write for them in 1998, and since then have been writing reviews, features and ‘expert helps’ for the mag – and enjoyed every minute of it.
What made the magazine stand out was its sense of ‘family’: it may have been owned by a hard-nosed, uber-corporate, but the vibe amongst its writers, producers and freelancers was warm, friendly and honest.
So tonight, the current staff, ex-writers, friends and freelancers gathered for one last drink as the last Internet Magazine ever was put to bed.
Although the beers were free and the company first-rate, I can’t shake off a lingering melancholy and a sense of frustration and anger that such a good mag should bite the dust – even when it wasn’t losing money. That’s the big bad world of corporate finance for you. 🙁
Goodbye Internet Magazine: you’ll be missed. And best wishes for the future for my mates who now find themselves out of a job. You did a fucking good job!