"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the
delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the
pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveller back to his own
fireside and quiet home!" — Charles Dickens.
Corny quotes aside, Christmas is a special time of year.
It's when everyone can set aside their differences and reflect
on the year that was, from its triumphs to its moments of
With these sentiments in mind, the ZDNet.com.au team would like
to invite all readers of the site to the first of what we hope will
become our annual Christmas drinks night, to be held on Wednesday 9 December,
kicking off from 6pm at Maloney's Hotel, which is located on the corner of Pitt and Goulburn Streets in the
Maloney's Hotel (Credit: ZDNet.com.au)
It's just a casual get-together, but we anticipate there will be
plenty to talk about! Some of the discussions that have gotten
people fired up on the site over the past year have been the
National Broadband Network (of course), whether Lotus Notes is on
its last legs or not, and even whether phantom monitor pain is a
real ailment or just a figment of our imagination.
If you're interested in coming, let us know in the talkback
below this article, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or just rock up on the night with any mates that want to come! Everyone is welcome. The
ZDNet.com.au staff will be wearing name badges and we'll have signs
up somewhere so you'll know where we are.