I started this blog 10 years ago today.
Thank you readers and subscribers. The numbers have really climbed in the past two years as the industry has started to mature and settle in.
Thank you to the guest writers who help keep 16:9 fresh with new ideas and perspectives. More guest posts are always welcomed.
Thank you to my operatives, who tell me about stuff, or quietly and patiently help explain stuff – like patents or hardcore tech – that can sometimes be way the hell over my head. These kind souls make me seem smarter than I really am, and help turn the complicated into simplified.
And thank you to the sponsor/advertisers – some who have just flat said they wanted to support my efforts as much as they wanted to advertise. I’d do this thing anyways, but it’s great to get compensated a bit for the effort put in and offset costs of everything from quality hosting to licensed photos and graphics.
My working life started as a journalist, some 35 years ago. Sixteen:Nine has brought me partially back to writing for a living, though that’s counter-balanced by a lot of consulting and other stuff I get up to that pay the bills.
For my friends and soon-to-be friends in Europe, see you next week at ISE in Amsterdam.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.