Something just dawned on me today. I've been a fan of "1632" from when it first came out and I haven't noticed how long I have been following this series. It is 14 years after the events in "1632" happened, while the books have only progressed a few years from 1999. The gap is going to get wider and wider. Maybe in the near future, you will have people writing for the Gazette too young to remember what existed before the year 2000 and what didn't.