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The Friday Thing: The Last Ever Issue

1 April 2007

Hello there.

And welcome to the last ever issue of The Friday Thing.

No, seriously. We wish this was an ill-timed April Fool too, but it isn't.

Or is it?

No. It isn't.

In recent weeks and months, we've undergone massive upheaval, including the launch of a new website, Fridaycities.com, and the setting up of an entire new company to run it. One of the consequences of this is that there has been less and less time to concentrate on TFT. So. Rather than neglect the baby, we have decided to ruthlessly murder it. And bury it in under the patio.

Essentially, and unfortunately, we have had to choose between two possible paths. The first path takes us to a place where we carry on with TFT, aware that it will inevitably decline and decay as we become more and more caught up with the things we have to do to pay the bills. The second is where we stop TFT before that happens; we see the shark jump ahead and think, no: we deserve better than that. We turn off our engine. We say 'Eeeeeeeeeeey'.

So, yes. After very careful consideration, we've settled on the second path, content also that we have an archive of five years of great issues, and that we're really proud of what the email comment sheet has achieved.

Plus of course, there's no certainty that we'll be going away completely. We'll almost certainly do the odd special issue if something major happens. We won't be able to resist. Plus, the future is a strange place. They do things differently there. So, frankly, who knows? But for the weekly Thing, this is the end of the line.

Thank you to everyone who has supported The Thing in all its different forms over the years. Thanks (genuinely) to everyone (everyone) we've worked with and who has worked with us. It was never boring.

We hope you'll miss us as much as we'll miss you.

Thanks again.

Paul and Graham
The Friday Thing

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