At the end of May, the wireless market marked 25 years since the FCC first opened up the radio spectrum to allow unlicensed access for communications, paving the way for wireless technology to become the ubiquitous business and consumer enabler that we know, love, and swear loudly at when something goes wrong.
To mark the occasion, Network Noise and MicroScope have teamed up with wireless experts D-Link to offer a rather special prize, a vintage 1985 Glenmorangie single malt.
Described by London wines and spirits merchant Berry Bros & Rudd as "voluptuous, mouth-watering, full-flavoured, rich and complex," this (increasingly) rare expression deserves to take pride of place in your drinks cabinet.
I am pleased to be able to tell you that the competition was a great success; evidently for better or worse there are some hardened Scotch drinkers in the channel, which is of course exactly how we like it.
So without further ado. 25 runners up will each receive a miniature bottle of The Glenrothes 1985, and they are, in no particular order...
Richard Coward - IML Technology
Peter Rudd - Ilkley Computers Ltd
Nick Mellors - ISPB Ltd
Andrew Slater - Quantix UK Ltd
Dan Howe - Speed Communications
Peter Baron - Computacenter (UK) Ltd
Peter Holloway - Westcoast
Chris Harrison - Westcoast
Nick Gushlow - Westcoast
Rebecca Falk - solologic Ltd
Karl Robinson - Stratogen
Roger Spencelayh - Computing Services
Christina Green - open2europe
Graham Bodley - Atos Origin
Kieron Moore - Outsource Solutions (NI) Ltd
Neil Martin - Panda Security
Bob Lewis - Gaia Technologies plc
Charlie Swan - SCC
Simon Butterworth - SIBIT Ltd
Sarah Whaley - Prodec Networks Ltd
However, only one lucky reader can win the classic 25-year old Glenmorangie, and our congratulations go to Softcat commercial director David Simpson, whose name was first out of D-Link's rather fetching hat.
I am assured that the bottle has been kept well away from any journalists on deadline, and will shortly be winging its way to Softcat HQ in sunny Marlow.
Thanks again to everyone who took part!
This was first published in July 2010