Having been on a plane most of today, I got off to see the Google Mail previews show me the subject lines of e-mails, including one from Clare Curran saying Labour pays tribute to Ernie Newman.
I thought to myself – hell either Ernie is dead, or he has resigned.
Upon being able to actually read the e-mail in full, I am glad to find out it was not the former scenario 🙂
Most New Zealanders are far better off for the efforts put in by Ernie and TUANZ. His last great battle and success was on mobile termination rates.
I’ve enjoyed working with Ernie over the years, and TUANZ will find it difficult to secure a replacement with his profile and skills.
I would wish Ernie well in his retirement, but I am sure that is the last thing on his mind.
Computerworld has a nice summary of reaction.