Please join me in welcoming Malc as a new administrator on Forumosa.com
Malc joins Maoman and me as an equal partner
Malc will primarily be helping me with the technical upkeep of the website. He will also be counted on to share his experience in our other web-related projects
Some of you may know Malc as the guiding spirit behind TaiwanHo.com. Please note: that this is NOT a merger of the two websites, nor is Forumosa acquiring “The Ho”. TaiwanHo is Malc’s and remains his 100%. He is simply taking a 1/3rd share in Forumosa in exchange for his technical leadership, time and experience.
Maoman will continue to be the overall authority for the Forums. This means that Maoman still calls the shots. Nothing has changed in this respect. Malc and I will continue to build the website by fixing and expanding on what we can.
I have known Malc since 1994, when we were both peons in the headquarters of the Hess empire. While I was consulting for the (now defunct) Hess Computer School program, Malc was writing Hess’s 2nd generation curriculum (a complete revamp of the core “N” materials that first redefined the “Hess Method” – what can I say? I still remember that it was a big deal for us back then). He was also the publisher of the company’s first internal newsletter, “The NST”
A few years later, he moved on to KidCastle, the second largest chain-buxiban on the island. (A transition in the buxiban universe that would be described as a move from the Dark side to the Not-quite-so-Dark side) It was at KidCastle that he developed TaiwanHo – as a living guide for the recruits his team was bringing to Taiwan.
As you have probably noticed, Maoman and I have been refining our classifieds website, now dubbed Taiwanted.com – I expect Malc to contribute heavily to our efforts to build it into the best free classifieds website on the island
I believe Malc brings to us a great background and set of skills. And together, we are all better positioned to succeed
Malc – Welcome aboard!