An apology

You may have noticed that things has been limping along for the past few months, with infrequent updates and not a whole lot of enthusiasm and energy (with notable exceptions). We apologise to regular readers but suspect the slide down to permanent inactivity has begun. Things will hopefully never actually go away for good but the time will inevitably come when the glacier calves and we drift off into the icy ocean in a state of cryogenic suspension, perfectly preserved (save for a thicket of dead and dying links) for future generations to stumble over.

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20 Responses to An apology

  1. Amy says:

    Yikes. :(

  2. Simon P says:

    But… but… I will always want new things… :’^(

  3. tony cheetham says:

    probably a good time to say thank you for a really fantastic resouce that has introduced me, my colleagues and our students to all kinds of stuff we would never have come across from idle surfing. if anyone out there wishes to continue things great work, make sure the things followers find out….. quite devastated really

  4. Andy Martin says:

    Nooooooooooo ! we could have a whip round if that’d help ?

  5. tom says:

    Blub…weep…..I used up all my own ideas years ago….I guess it’s back to 1980’s copies of Interior Magazine…anyone got a Farrow and Ball colour chart?

  6. Jessica says:

    Entirely understandable – but sad for us, your fans! – just wanted to say thank you for all the Things.

  7. Glenn Mercer says:

    No, say it isn’t so! You will be SO missed! I suspect this won’t help, but I’d be happy to go to a paid subscription model, if Filthy Lucre will keep you going. (Yeah, yeah, I know, information wants to be free. Right)

    Also, if you fold up I will forever be trapped in Pinteresque exchanges like this:

    Me: “Hey, isn’t a shame about Things?”
    Other: “Well, things are bad all over…”
    M: “No, I mean Things are gone, shut down!”
    O: “Um, did you eat those odd mushrooms we found yesterday?”
    M: “No, I’m serious! I will miss Things!”
    O: “Are you joining that Tibetan monastery again?”

  8. David James says:

    We, your loyal readers lo these many years, salute you and the things you have brought to our attention. We understand the creeping ennui, more than you might suspect. All respect for all you have done, and for what you shall you continue to do, you masterful curators of the internet you. Some things will always be remembered~ David James

  9. Tim says:

    No! Please don’t go away!

    Well, in all actuality, I’ve killed off my fair share of blogs in the last 7 years so I really can’t tell you no, it would be hypocritical. But if you stay, we would appreciate it. :-)

  10. Willie Robb says:

    I’ve just found Things. It would be a shame to stop now. A fantastic back catalogue of interesting titbits to enjoy though.

  11. Javier Zeller says:

    I’m really sorry to hear it. Your site has been such a thoughtful introduction to so many of the most interesting and thought-provoking “things” on the internet. “Curating” sites are getting so much more commerical that your erudition and curiosity will be particularly missed.

    Thanks for the energy you put into this – it really shines through.

  12. Ahh. I’m very sad to hear this as things has been one of my favorite blogs for many years. But completely understandable; some things start and some things end. Take care and keep curating.

  13. MrSOH says:

    Been grazing across Things for several years. Thanks for the hard work, it’s been a blast and will be missed!

  14. Sad news, but I’m happy to have found so many wonderful bits through your collection over the years. I’ll continue to refer to the archive of curiosities, and the legacy will live on. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  16. Sad but understandable news, you must have spent hours scouring for our benefit; ‘thanks’ for all the links and commentary you have provided in the past.

  17. Prez says:

    Keep up the original posts, even these few are great. This is a truly great blog.

  18. Tom Thistlethwaite says:

    There haven’t really been many others of your callibre, but as others have said, the slow bow is very understandable. I’m amazed that you’ve kept it going this long. I wonder to what extent have we all infected ourselves with a terrible information fatigue, kept alive these days with jerks of tumblr or twitter blips, but no longer thinking or reflecting or digesting. It feels like a lifetime since those halcyon days on listservs and in the walled gardens of AOL and Compuserve. Harden that resolve to find the good things.

  19. A. says:

    Hello! I am so appreciative of the creative minds behind this project, whose taste is both broad and sophisticated. Have very much enjoyed the output and hope you continue other artistic projects as this one is (at least) preserved by the internet!

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