I didn't know there even was a rumor of his demise. At least not one that anyone would believe.
He just cant stand all the fanboy bickering. He thinks everyone should be able to have a computer, and a life.
I thought it was just that he was tired of the constant reminder that not everyone had his superior intellect and morals.
It's funny how since Tom stopped writing articles that THG has gone through head over heels commercialization. I wonder if he just had an epiphany and said "To hell with this integrity $#!7, I wanna make <i>money</i>!" (Not that there's anything wrong with that, but there's a reason that I don't read many THG articles anymore.)
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Set a man on fire and he's warm for the rest of his life." - Steve Taylor</font color=red></b></pre><p>