Please Welcome Stephen Chapman to!

Posted on August 25, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Paul with 41 Comments

Obligatory embarrassing photo of Stephen and Paul at PDC 2009 in Los Angeles

I’m happy to announce that a long-time friend of mine will be contributing to Please join me in welcoming Stephen Chapman.

I’ve known Stephen for over 10 years, and we were both part of a group of then young and up-and-coming bloggers covering Microsoft in the late 2000s and early 2010s. (Other familiar names like Raphael Rivera were also part of this group.) He’s a great guy and I think his particular area of expertise—he’s a collector and preservationist of all things Microsoft—will be of particular interest to readers. As noted, Stephen and I go way back, and he’s excited to share a big part of our shared history with Microsoft and Windows.

I’m just as excited. Stephen has already shared some of his plans for posting to the site, and I think you’re going to be blown away by some of the things he’s collected. These won’t be daily posts, like the news stories previously provided by Mehedi, but rather more sporadic posts—sometimes a lot, sometimes less—aimed at showing a Microsoft from the past with which most are unfamiliar. Including me, in many cases. Again, it’s exciting.

So without further ado, welcome to, Stephen.