Posted by inspir3d on October 6, 2006
A couple of loyal readers have expressed concern over this hiatus that IS is taking, and this post is meant to address this concern.
Running the IS can be quite a complex operation, and with the proliferation of content on the internet, the manual techniques of aggregation i have been using are simply too inefficient. aggregating it will require a more effective use of technology, and this will take time to develop.
As mentioned in the latest post, I have brought a very talented programmer onto the team, and we will be working together to launch an even more effective IS. I believe that this temporary short term drop in activity is necessary for the long term growth and long term success of IS. Continuing it in the way it currently is is unsustainable.
In view of the long term goals, it is necessary to take a short term dip in readership. But I have no doubt that IS performs a role that is otherwise currently unfilled. And with the greater growth of online media, the need for the work that IS does will only grow in the future.
Rest assured, when the new version of IS is up and running, it will be even better than before.
In terms of a time frame, the new platform will probably take a few weeks to develop, since we are both students and the exams are around the corner. We will try to launch a beta version as soon as possible.
Thank you for your loyal readership, and we look forward to building a better IS to better serve SG netizens.
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