It’s official: As of Friday, the last day of August, I am retired. As in no longer an IBM employee, no longer working for anyone except myself.

Thanks to all the fine people I worked with, for all their support, thanks for the party Thursday night, and for the kind words and letters, I’m really touched. But I am also so ready to go.

Next up: Six weeks to pack up, dispose of, and otherwise prepare for the move. Stand by for details.