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Tuesday, March 01, 2005
INQ7.net celebrated its fourth anniversary on February 27. Some of you might have gotten a copy of the mini-mag/print anniversary special inserted on Sunday in Philippine Daily Inquirer newspapers sold in the Makati and Pasig areas.
Yup, we've certainly come a long way from the "hole in the wall" at PDI that served as the office of the original Inquirer.net. Not that we really have that many people even now -- multitasking is still the name of the game.
While INQ7.net is officially four years old because it was formally launched on February 27, 2001, some of us have been there even before the joint-venture company was incorporated by Inquirer and GMA. Four of us (one of whom is no longer connected with INQ7.net) made the jump from the Inquirer, and were actually still doing our jobs at PDI while working for INQ7.net months before the formal launch.
As one of those Inquirer people, I've seen a lot of changes over the years, and while the ride has sometimes been bumpy, I'm proud to say that we've done so much with so little and so few. People look at INQ7.net and only see the "big fish" that it has become, not knowing the real story of what those early years were like. A lot of people said we wouldn't be able to pull it off, but we pushed on and proved them wrong. And we won't be satisfied with being a big fish in a small pond.
So here's to INQ7.net -- and to all the people who have supported us over the years. The journey's just beginning.
Posted by Joey Alarilla ::
8:43 AM ::