Welcome back! Let me start off by wishing you all the best for 2003. Let’s hope that 2003 will be a better year for the computer industry as we’ve really seen a dramatic slow down in new products over the past few months, both in quantity as well as truly new and innovative products. Looking back upon 2002 we can honestly say that despite the industry being in a slump it has been a successful year for us, we’ve grown in traffic by 300% and managed to establish ourselves firmly among the larger online publications.
Fig 1. Winter scenery in Holland, notice the windmill, where Holland is usually associated with.
Personally I tried to stay away from doing any work, or even get close to my computer, during the holiday season. I did however spend quality time with my friends and family and even took some time to enjoy winter here in Holland. I even took a few hours to enjoy the winter scenery and take some nice photos. I guess I couldn’t resist to taking a photo of a windmill as that is what most people associate Holland with anyway, although none of these have been in active duty for at least a couple hundred of years. The only working windmills you’ll see here, and there’s plenty of them, are those that generate electricity and they look nothing like the old wooden windmills most people are familiar with.
Anyway, it is back to work for me, as I got a whole stack of products waiting to be evaluated. But we’ll start off 2003 with the 2002 product awards and I hope to have that online in the next few days as we clear out the office and prepare reviewed products to be shipped back to their manufacturers. The 2002 product awards will feature a broad selection of products that made a lasting impression here at the office, so do check back this week if you want to see what picks we made.