[infotech] Re: The future of Infotech

  • From: "Richard Godfrey-McKay" <richard@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <infotech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Jul 2012 08:36:49 +0100

Hi Brian, Very sad to hear that Infotech will cease production in its
current form.  With reference to your statement that "We sincerely hoped
that, financialy at least, people are not too disadvantaged" I wondered what
arrangements are in place to refund subscriptions paid in advance?
Look forward to hearing from you.
Richard Godfrey-McKay

Telephone: 01738-445 880

Mobile: 07791 452 593




From: infotech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:infotech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Brian Hartgen
Sent: 05 July 2012 07:26
To: infotech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [infotech] The future of Infotech

Hi everyone
I did promise that I would write to you to advise you of the future of the
Infotech magazine.
Infotech began its production in September 1995, and during that time we
have greatly enjoyed giving you in depth reviews of information technology
products, particularly access technology.
However, due to heavy work commitments, it was often difficult to produce
the magazine on a regular basis with no firm date for the release of each
month's edition.  We have therefore made the decision to stop publishing
Infotech in its current form. We sincerely hoped that, financialy at least,
people are not too disadvantaged.
There is some very good news however.  The new company will begin producing
a podcast, freely available for anyone to download, which will contain
useful technology news, together with short product reviews and other
interesting information.  Each episode will have a playing time of between
15 to 30 minutes, produced as often as we can. This has the advantage of
product information being condensed into a byte-size form, and it also means
that people are more easily able to pick and choose what they would like to
listen to. It's very convenient, exciting and I am very much looking forward
to helping to produce it!
This podcast is likely to begin in September of this year and we hope very
much you will enjoy what you hear.  Hopefully it will also be available in
the iTunes Store too and there will be a regular feed if you want to
subscribe with a client other than iTunes.
We very much hope this is welcome news for you and that at least you will
receive technology news in the future.  
Should you need a technology fix in the meantime, you can always subscribe
to my Twitter feed or friend me on Facebook. Regular technology news is
posted, for example yesterday I provided a link to the latest FSCast from
Freedom Scientific, I gave readers thoughts on the proposed iPhone GPS app
from Sendero as a presentation was transmitting from the NFB convention, and
there was also a link to the Accessible Friends Network audio promo for
2012.  This information is the kind of thing that could be carried on a
podcast I was describing earlier, with links on the Show Notes accompanying
Twitter: brianhartgen
Facebook: www.facebook.com/brianhartgen
I hope everyone has a wonderful day, and of course if you have any
questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
With warmest regards:
Brian Hartgen

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