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You have shapped an industry, Liz, no need to be modest. See you on the same side.
And even unintentionally taught me something new today: One can neither edit nor delete a comment on Finextra irrespective how much they want to correct it!
@Duena, That's deliberate functionality. We used to allow Community Members to edit comments but it got abused by people changing their comments to make subsequent commenters look bad.
I see - that makes sense - it may be worth adding the sentence "Please ensure your spelling is impeccable as you will not be able to edit" to the "Why not make a blog post instead?" suggestion above.
Liz, what a great read - As one who has worked with you as a client shooting videos around the world at events and in London in the studio - I would like to thank you and wish you well. You are one of life's greats. I look forward to seeing you when you
remerge on the the other side.
I will not cry, I will not cry...
As you say its been quite a journey. Thank you for all the blood, sweat and tears spent in the Finextra cause over the years.
Don't cry. No-one ever leaves Finextra. They just change their profile.
All the best for the next big adventure.
Even your farewell is beautifully written. Good luck in your brave new world.
Liz, what a lovely post. Thank you, and may your next big adventure be even better than the ride so far. See you on the other side!
Reading @SteveE's line "No-one ever leaves Finextra. They just change their profile.", I was reminded of the hoardings put up by Air India all over the country some 40 years ago when its then Chairman retired. In keeping with the Indian tradition of never
saying "go", India's flagship airline had said, "Go and Come Mr. Ramaswamy. In India, we never say goodbye".
@DirkK: I noticed the change when it happened but it's only now that I'm learning the rationale behind it. I see your point but typos make the commenter himself / herself look bad and for eternity! So can you permit at least one or two edits within a few
minutes of submitting the comment?
Why not be old fashioned and learn to type without typo's - or even read what you have written before posting it? Quaintly old fashioned but it works.
Yeah right. We can see how well it works from the apostrophe between your typo and your s. One of the many old typos that still happens.
There is an apostrophe because "Typo" is an abbreviation of Typographical error - hence the apostrophe between the word typo and the s which makes it plural.
However this blog is a celebration of a journalist who can type, spell and punctuate so let's leave it
Ok, so my over emotional goodbye blog has been hyjacked by a discussion over community rules. Oh hum...
And Ian, it is debatable my skills in spelling and pronounciation.
Liz. My apologies for allowing myself, and my love of the English language, to be dragged into a very silly discussion. Groveling apologies. Ian xx
Good luck Liz. I've always enjoyed your pieces and I look forward to more of the same in whatever reincarnation you choose.
Good luck Liz. By way of giving a kicker to steer the discussion back to the topic on hand, can we indulge in a bit of salacious gossip about where you'll emerge from? Many commenters have said "other side", so it's only a question of guessing the name of
the company. Needless to say, you'll be free to neither accept nor deny our guesses?:)
Liz, it was grand to hear your story. Over the last decade I've learnt so much from Finextra. Only this year plucked up the courage to write on this site, in the full spotlight of experts from around the world, so I can understand how much effort you've
put in. Thanks for the high quality journalism and the very interesting web interviews you have shared over the years!
I was on the phone to a guy in Canada this afternoon and he said "Hey - you're famous - Liz Lumley just mentioned you!"
Which goes to show that you're read around the world in real-time.
Looking forward to what you bring us all next, and, as they say in Ethiopia -
Global FinTech Commentator
05 Nov 2007