35 years: Marking a milestone in the news racket

June 14, 1982.

It doesn't seem like that long ago, but I guess it is.

That was the very first day I reported to work at the Daily Times.

35 years.

Seems like the blink of an eye.

I've seen a lot of changes in those three and a half decades. The industry has been turned upside down. The technology we use today wasn't even a figment of Al Gore's imagination when I first arrived in Primos.

My kids always snicker when I used to mention that I went to work in the same building for that long.

Of course, now I can no longer make that claim. We moved to new digs in Swarthmore (actually it's the part of South Chester Road that is technically in Springfield.)

One thing has remained the same after all these years.

The readers. They care deeply about this newspaper. Yes, I said newspaper. If that makes me a dinosaur, so be it.

I can hear it in their voices when they call.

They care.

And that's more than enough reason to keep going.

It's been a great ride.

And it's not over yet.

Thanks for allowing me to come into your homes and offices all these years.


Chris Vito said…
Congrats on the milestone, Phil. It was a pleasure to work with you on a full-time basis for so many years, and in recent years as a freelancer for the paper. Keep 'em pointed in the right direction. -Chris