I made an important decision yesterday, that is closing down PT Neotek Maju Mandiri, the publisher of Neotek magazine. To disappoinment of some, Neotek 07-01 will be the latest Neotek (print) magazine published.
However, I will still continue with the effort of DiscoveryIndonesia.com online magazine, which will be published without any connection (and hence confusion) with the older Neotek print magazine. Materials on preparation for Neotek 07-02 will then be published as Indonesian (and print) version of DiscoveryIndonesia.com by Graha Ilmu Publisher.
The most important person to contact about this is main partner in Bandung, who has no objection and he’s looking forward to work even closer with me in other fields. I have made appointment to visit him in Bandung next July while I will be having vacation with my whole family.
The other important person to contact is my finance manager who will arrange details of closing down of the company by first preparing final financial statement, list all liabilities to third party (in which I have promised my main partner in Bandung to be settled from my personal account), and contacting all the minority shareholders and stakeholders.
Anyway, I’m proud to be part of a short but buzzling hacking and security culture in Indonesia, especially on the years 2002 to 2003, by when Neotek is the ‘must read’ magazine by all the hacker wannabes.
To keep the memory alive, I will keep PDF files of old Neotek print magazine for free download on a special server based in Singapore. I haven’t decided whether to keep the domain name neotek.co.id. Anyway it’s not really a big issue since I have created newneotek.com domain name under my personal account.
It’s a sad but neccessary move. The new electronic era leaves only little space for print computer magazines. Neotek have to cease following the same fate of PCPlus or KomputerAktif and other.
Goodbye Neotek, you have been an important part of my life and also lifes of others involved.