A GOOD FRIEND
I officially started working here in early 2015. After 66 different job applications (journalism is tough to get into), I finally made it. But not without a lot of help.
Just prior to joining, my interest in technology was waning. I was an avid gamer and overclocker, but the stress of finding work began to take its toll, and cycling relieved the pressure.
What brought me back to the path of the righteous transistor was a good friend of mine, another journo student. We started a community-led social media news platform, and managed over 16 volunteers, writing games news and reviews, and even developed our own website. When the opportunity to work for MaximumPC popped up, with his encouragement I jumped at the chance. I left the project, but with the promise that one day I would get Jacob writing as a freelancer with us as well.
I never got around to organizing freelance. A promise I’ll never be able to keep as he sadly passed away in May. He was astonishing: witty and sharp, with a keen mind, and a sense of OCD and competitiveness that rivaled my own. Without him, I wouldn’t be where I am today, and I’ll be forever grateful.
The PC enthusiast community brings people together in a way that no other medium ever has. People from all over the globe can meet, chat, become friends, learn, all thanks to the tiny transistors in your phone, tablet, or computer. It’s something we should never take for granted.