Most long time Mac users can list a dozen or so websites that defined the platform online in the ’90s. Some of them, like MacCentral, have passed into history, while others have soldiered on. Although MacDesktops.com isn’t shutting down, site founder Ryan Walker won’t be updating the go to source for Mac desktop images anymore:
For the first decade, I was excited to be providing this service. For the past couple of years, I’ve been phoning it in. Submissions have dropped off precipitously over the past two years. I lost my statistics server for the site at least 5 years ago and never replaced it, so I don’t even know how many of you still visit. I expect that you number several thousand now compared to hundreds of thousands back around the turn of the century.
Thereupon, Walker stopped taking image submissions back on July 29 and the last two new images will appear on MacDesktops.com on October 15. However, the site will remain up as an archive.
“Well folks, it is time for me to declare victory and move on,” quips Walker.
The times they are a changin’…
What’s your take?