So it seems fitting to me that I’ll be retiring this coming June,
almost exactly 47 years later. I’ll be hanging it up shortly after
the 2017 edition of the Code Conference, a wonderful event I
co-founded in 2003 and which I could never have imagined back then
I didn’t make this decision lightly or hastily or under pressure.
It emerged from months of thought and months of talks with my wise
wife, my family, and close friends. It wasn’t prompted by my
employer or by some dire health diagnosis. It just seems like the
right time to step away. I’m ready for something new.
Before Mossberg, tech writing was for tech enthusiasts. Mossberg is a tech enthusiast, but what he did at The Wall Street Journal is bring enthusiasm for tech — particularly the personal computer industry — to a truly mainstream audience. His influence — especially during his years at the Journal — is impossible to overstate.