Well, I really don't know what to say. MacHeist has been successful beyond our wildest dreams. I am so proud to say that I was part of such an incredible event, which has raised over $190,000 for charity!
Not only have you guys engineered a massive philanthropic effort, but you have also brought excitement into the Mac shareware industry. Recently, some Mac developers have been telling me how they have begun to doubt that there is a bright future in their business. But after MacHeist, which will go down as one of the biggest successes in the history of Mac shareware, you have sent a message loud and clear: the state of Mac shareware is stronger than ever.
As for the charity, well, $190,000 just doesn't seem like a round enough figure. You guys have done your part; now it's our turn. We will be filling out the donation total to $200,000. And as pledged earlier, all donations will be made in the name of the Mac community.
The past six weeks have been a whirlwind. We have deciphered secret messages, recovered top secret iPhone specs, and even foiled Lisa's nefarious plans. Through these heists, you guys have built maybe the best Mac community on the Internet. Although MacHeist will be slowing down over the next several months, I really hope we are able to keep our vibrant community alive and kicking.
Alas, it wouldn't be MacHeist if we didn't have one more trick up our sleeve. Check back for information on the sixth and final heist. You will definitely want to check it out. We promise.
From John, Scott, Adam, Chiraag, Schlaeps, and Joe, here's wishing everyone a happy holiday season and an even happier new year. From the bottom of our hearts, we can't thank you enough for making MacHeist such a memorable event which we will always treasure.
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