Of course, it is only appropriate for me to express my gratitude and appreciation for the many wonderful colleagues at IBM, before that at Sequent, and more recently at Red Hat. Together with others in the various communities, we in our own modest way have changed the world several times over. It was a great honor and privilege to have worked with you, and I expect and hope that our path will cross again. For those in the Linux-kernel and C/C++ standards communities, our paths will continue to run quite closely, and I look forward to continued productive and enjoyable collaborations.
I also have every reason to believe that IBM will continue to be a valuable and essential part of the computing industry as it continues through its second century, especially given the recent addition of Red Hat to the IBM family.
But all that aside, I am eagerly looking forward to starting Facebook bootcamp next week. Which is said to involve one of those newfangled smartphones. ;-)