First of all a huge thanks to the monthly supporters including JB, PJB, AD, PJG, NJS, KR, ITL, Anon, Anon, Anon, Anon, Anon, Monthly Subs, O’Dw, N&CG, WB, Alison among many others. And a special thanks to Tame Beak who has saved TT from numerous threats of writs. Thankyou guyz …

Our devoted community of readers and contributors keep TT journalism pithy and pertinent.

We’ve created a huge volume of archived back stories and comments which are really a very accessible archive of Tasmanian current affairs. TT has been out there reporting all sorts of local stories for 15 years … Next year we enter our 16th year. Bloody hell; how time has flown …

Despite regular threats of writs, TT seeks to hold the establishment to account. Being accessible via Google has broadened our reach though recently we’ve been downgraded by Google as non-mobile friendly media source.

We issued an appeal for an upgrade. That realised $3600. Seems we were way off the mark. Because of the vast number of archives (15 years’ worth) the cost is more likely to be $10-$20,000.

So, midnight last night was the last time you were able to comment … for six weeks. In those six weeks TT will be upgraded to the very latest technology. It’s been a decade since we’ve upgraded …

Tassie Times needs to adapt to an ever-changing media landscape in Australia but there may be some new ways for TT to evolve into the future. We’ve got a business plan semi-organised …

We were 15 in October and the constant 24/7 nature of Tassie Times means there is little downtime for the Editor. So … the Ed plans to take at least Saturdays off next year … These days the Ed is basically a one-man band, with regular help from a senior literate …

TT will, of course, continue, but in a new form.

Thankyou and blessyou …

*Lindsay Tuffin has been a journo since 1969, mainly in Tassie … apart from a few years in Pomland where he edited ‘Buzz’ for five years, a magazine dealing with church and social issues [beaten in audit circulation only by Aero Modeller magazine (Specialist Interest category)]; and a brief stint as a Uni chaplain …