The Toybox is closed

Over four thousand posts after its inception, the ToyBox is saying goodbye.
Written by Ricardo Bilton, Contributor

After the saddening departure posts from writers of Friending Facebook and Emerging Tech, you might not have the emotional wherewithal left to survive yet another goodbye.

But that's exactly what you are going to get.

ZDNet is refocusing its efforts on the enterprise and, as a result, is plucking from its ranks the blogs that don't quite fit with its new mission. The ToyBox is one of those blogs.

A brief history:

Over the last four years, the ToyBox contributed 4,398 posts of gadget goodness.

The first post came in January 2008 from former ZDNet contributor Josh Taylor, who flew solo until current ZDNet Associate Editor Andrew Nusca joined him two months later. Jennifer Bergen joined in March 2009, and was succeeded by Rachel King that October.

Gloria Sin and I joined in May 2011, taking the reins from Andrew and Rachel as they moved on to Between the Lines.

I wouldn't even know where to start listing some of the best ToyBox posts over the past four years, but for the sake of eulogy, here are a few of my own favorites:

As for the last pair of ToyBox writers, I'll be writing alongside Robin Harris at ZDNet's Storage Bits and Gloria Sin is moving on to some bigger, better, and currently secret things. Follow her on Twitter to see what she's up to.

Thanks, as always, for reading.

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