As a subscriber since the last century I would like to record my sincere thanks to all who have been involved with the production of the Journal and who have given their time to respond to me in the Forum. It would be presumptious of me to name everyone, but I cannot close without mentioning Damon and Remy.
I am lucky enough to have achieved very considerable success (even fame or perhaps infamy!) in the small sector that I work in; over the years I have encountered many difficulties which no doubt I would have overcome eventually, but which were so much more easily overcome following help and advice given so generously in the Forum and occasionally in personal e-mails. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
If it is possible to repay anyone I will gladly contribute whatever to your cause or your faviourite charity. If it were possible to get you all together, I would gladly get on the next 'plane half way across the world to meet and shake your hands.
It is no exaggeration to say that C++ Builder changed my life. As my DOS customers wanted Windows applications, I was frustrated by the work involved. Then came CPB and the rest is history. Given that I am past my sell-by date, no doubt I will be sticking with version 6 as long I can keep it running. One thing that might have changed my mind is this: since the demise of XP and the continuing saga of W10 no end of clients have asked if I could port some (GUI) applications to Linux. If, among all the bells and whistles it has, the latest versions would have supported Linux, I would now be a very busy man again. My colleigues, who are abandoning CPB in droves, tell me the same story. Perhaps I am wrong to resent this, but I do.
Once again, thank you all.