While I fully understand and appreciate the reasoning for its planned retirement, it’s a bittersweet moment for me. Chicagocrime.org has been a staple of my discussions around Web 2.0 and mashups since the day it launched, as it – along with Paul Rademacher’s HousingMaps – communicated the concepts far more effectively than mere words ever could have. Meeting Adrian in person first at OSCON and subsequently getting the chance to speak with him at various Mashup Camps was an honor.
Like many, I certainly look forward to seeing where Adrian and company are going to take EveryBlock – and have already brought it to the attention of various NYC dwelling friends, but I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Chicagocrime.org. And I don’t even live in Chicago.