It was not a simple choice. After just below a yr at NextPit, I say goodbye and thanks for this excellent time.
All of us have areas in our skilled life that excite us. For me, it is positively the non-digital contact with individuals and merchandise. I nonetheless keep in mind my first journey to Las Vegas for the Client Electronics Present (CES) just a few years in the past. One of many highlights of my life thus far, and from a tech nerd’s perspective, the best expertise ever. In actual fact, 2020 confirmed me how free all of us have been previously. Journalists might journey the world and have been privileged to take action. Did we actually recognize it?
When the NextPit crew moved to working from residence in 2020, I bought somewhat dusty. The cancellation of MWC earlier within the yr was laborious for all of us to consider. I believe for many of us, that was the purpose of realising the true gravity of the scenario. From then on, human contact went away. I might now not go to Berlin to see the crew and all commerce reveals and occasions have been moved to the digital world. That was factor! In spite of everything, all of us need to restrict ourselves in order that human lives might be saved. However I actually missed the direct contact with individuals as a journalist this yr.
Many editors within the tech business work from occasion to occasion, product launch to product launch, and in between these phases we get to depart our desks, contact merchandise, work together with colleagues and distributors, and do what’s essential in journalism: see issues with our personal eyes, contact issues with our personal arms; even spot the occasional nervous twitch at a important query and dig deeper to search out out. Even in on-line journalism, which in comparison with print has to get by with a lot much less human contact and a quicker tempo, these little issues and speak to with different individuals and machines are essential. In order that high quality counts, and we’re not (fully) overrun by algorithms.
Whereas I am certain issues will finally return to the way in which they was – I consider they’ll – this yr 2020 has taken the enjoyment out of on-line journalism for me. Attending to that time is okay, I suppose. So when a possibility got here alongside to do one thing else and nonetheless keep in tech, I needed to take that probability.
But it surely wasn’t a simple choice, as a result of I’ll miss the crew at NextPit. You guys solely vaguely understand how humorous Antoine is. His sense of humour typically would not come out that means it ought to from the translated articles, however Antoine’s jokes and intensive information of know-how will likely be missed by me on a day-to-day foundation. I would like to record everybody on the crew individually, however that will be past the scope and objective of this put up. I’m grateful to have met each one of many crew. You’re all the time welcomed with open arms right here.
The NextPit readers will even be tremendously missed by me. You guys make NextPit a neighborhood. I’ll miss your reward and constructive criticism. Some readers have typically emailed me with ideas. One Apple knowledgeable amongst you typically despatched me helpful instruments and tips from the Apple cosmos through Threema. Thanks for that! Your appreciation is tremendous essential within the on-line house for writers and editors, do not cease with the constructive feedback and keep in contact.
I want all NextPitters a cheerful new yr and hope for all of us that issues get higher in 2021. Most significantly, keep wholesome and be thoughtful of one another. Personally, I’ll keep true to the tech business and check out my hand at advertising and marketing with a well-liked smartphone producer. You all the time see one another twice in life!
Thanks and take care,