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Old 12-27-2008, 07:00 PM
Paul Martin
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Default So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

<p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/ppct/auto/1230179231.usr251.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>I think the line from Douglas Adam's quadrilogy has always seemed the most appropriate for goodbyes, perhaps because it fits my sometimes quirky personality.&nbsp; I have enjoyed my time as a contributing editor at Pocket PC Thoughts.&nbsp; When I first received an email invitation from Jason, I was shocked and humbled at the opportunity.&nbsp; I had been a site visitor since almost the beginning and really looked forward to contributing in this new way.&nbsp; Over my time here I've tried to do the best I could, even as I've seen the mobile landscape change from PDA-only devices to an almost exclusive focus on smartphones and phone-enabled devices.&nbsp; For now, I'm still a two-device guy but I'm sure it won't be for long.</p><p>Unfortunately, in the transition between the two worlds, I find my real-world responsibilities as radio announcer, husband, and father of two precious girls are taking more of my time and I have less to share with Thoughts Media.&nbsp; And so, with regrets, I shared with Jason my need to take leave of the Contributing Editor position.&nbsp; It's an experience I have greatly appreciated, especially getting to work with someone of Jason's caliber.&nbsp;</p><p>Beyond Jason's leadership at the helm of Thoughts Media, he has entrusted each site to the care of a managing editor.&nbsp; For us, Darius Wey has served as that organizer, filter, guide, mentor and even friend.&nbsp; He has helped me through countless issues, especially as I began as a Contributing Editor. I want to extend a special thanks to him.&nbsp; The rest of the team, Jon, Janak, and Ed have also provided some needed feedback and have made me a better editor.&nbsp; Lastly, if you've ever stopped in to comment on a post, or at least take the time to read it, I thank you.&nbsp; That's what makes this site worth it.&nbsp; In closing, perhaps the Bible's Apostle Paul said it best in many of his closings of his letters, Grace be with you.&nbsp; I don't know about you, but I can use all the grace I can get!</p>
 
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Old 12-28-2008, 06:50 AM
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Old 12-28-2008, 05:37 PM
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You will be missed...
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Old 12-29-2008, 04:37 AM
Janak Parekh
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Sorry to see you go, Paul. You've been a great contributor to the site. You'll be missed. Do hang out in the forums though!

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Old 12-29-2008, 03:16 PM
Craig Horlacher
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Thank you so much for your contributions to PocketPCThoughts! This is the only mobile site I visit on a regular basis. I have truly benefited from your work as well as that of everyone else.
 
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:05 PM
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Thanks for your contributions, Paul! You will be missed.

Hope to still see you around the forums.
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Old 12-30-2008, 07:38 AM
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Thank you for all the hard work you've put in, hope to see you around here as much as possible!
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:37 AM
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Thanks for all you've contributed Paul, it was great having you on board. Don't be a stranger, please stop by the forums and say hello now and then.
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Old 01-07-2009, 05:53 AM
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Paul, you'll be missed. Good luck and godspeed in everything you do!
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Old 01-11-2009, 07:01 AM
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Lightbulb Thanks Paul!

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