2008's been a funny old year.
As we turn the corner into 2009, Virgin's talking about 50mbps broadband, Kangaroo is on the ropes and the dark cloud of credit crunch looms large over us all.
But if you look at the numbers, the rise and rise of downloading - both legal and illegal - is unstoppable.
iPlayer, SkyPlayer, ITVPlayer and Fiver have all made it easier to find and watch the TV shows we love while the ISPs are sending out warning letters to anyone who might be filesharing. No-one wants to be the first to start cutting people off though.
So the future looks bright, assuming that we've all still got jobs in six months.
DownloadMonkey hasn't been immune from the pressures facing all of us at this time. So we're going to kick off the new year by looking for a new site editor. They need to be able to write in something more than LOLspeak, passionate about all the things we care about here at DLM, able to handle a cool but simple CMS and be really keen to get involved in making this site hot hot hot. You'll be UK based and have ideas about extending the site and it's coverage. There's no money in it (at least for now) it's a labour of love, but DLM does have excellent contacts in the TV and online business - so they'll have plenty of support. If you think this sounds like you and you want to get involved, write something smart and post it here.
Hoping you all have a safe and wonderful Christmas and New Year.
The DLM team