Rumors and news run very quickly on the net. I was about to send an email to James to say congratulations and realized that all I have is his “now old address” at ArgoGroup.
So here’s my congratulations message, broadcast directly on the web.
I have known James for 5 years, I’d say. We had the pleasure (or at least *I* did) of exchanging e-mails both privately and on wmlprogramming for a long time. While his company, Argogroup, has had a device database for years and they had their own testing house, WURFL and mobile development has always been an open argument of discussion.
We met in person about 1 year ago, I’d say. Meeting in person with someone you have “talked” to for years, but only through internet is always strange. Meeting with James has been a pleasure. We often found ourselves thinking the same way so I have a very good feeling about his new position and I am confident that mTLD has chosen a very experienced person who has been around since day 0 of mobiles.