Hey DVICE readers. This is it. As far as I know, this will be the very last post on DVICE, ever. If you've stuck it out until the end with us, thanks for being awesome.
For the last year or so, I've been acting as the Interim Editor in Chief of DVICE, but if you've been around for longer than that, you might remember that I used to write about a whole bunch of crazy stuff for this site, from awesome science gifts, to bizarre aircraft, to fish tanks (and those are just a few of my favorites). Since I started as a writer here in 2010, I've written a few thousand articles, along with another few thousand (or so) for some other sites over the last seven years that I've been doing this for a living.
This is, by far, the hardest post I've ever had to write.
When I applied for a job at DVICE in 2010, I did it because I loved what DVICE was all about. I'd been reading the site since back when it was called Sci-Fi Tech (how many of you remember that?), and the mixture of hard science, science fiction, and futuristic technology and design was something that I desperately wanted to contribute to. Pete Pachal, who was the DVICE editor at the time, gave me a shot at a writer position, for which I'll be eternally grateful. And after Pete moved on, Kevin Hall stepped up to become one of the most talented, thoughtful, and (starting to get mushy here) caring editors I've ever had the privilege of working with. His passion for DVICE is what drove all of us to try to be better writers than we were, and the best writers that we could.
DVICE is (was) unique because of how we tackled the future in the context of science, technology, and design. But what made the site live and breathe and grow was the team of people that I'm humbled to have been a part of for the last four years. Adam Frucci, Michael Trei, Stewart Wolpin, and Adario Strange were veterans of the site when I started, and it was an absolute honor to write alongside them. Colin Druce-McFadden and Robin Burks were in it with us until the end, and helping them (I hope) to develop as writers will always be one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. And to all the rest of the DVICE contributors, whether you wrote a handful of articles or years worth of features, I've been lucky to be able to work with all of you.
At this point, Ray probably thinks I've forgotten about him. Too bad, buddy. When I got tossed into the Interim Editor in Chief spot, Ray Wong took up the deputy editor position and helped keep me from flipping my desk every single day. He's a stone-cold pro, and I wish him the best.
And finally: if you read DVICE, and if you're reading this, thank you. We'll miss you. We'll miss spending our mornings hunting down snippets of the future and then bringing them to you in what we hope was an interesting, fun, and unique way. We'll miss reading your comments, even when they were making fun of us for spelling something wrong. We'll miss seeing you share our stories on Twitter and Facebook, which meant that we found something cool enough that you wanted to tell other people about it. And most of all, we'll miss simply writing good articles about incredible things that we could be proud to have you read. We loved doing it, and we're sad to see it end.