I didn't think it was real for a few moments, as I stared in utter awe at my inbox, but there, sitting, was an email, from John Carmack, Technical Director and co-founder of id-software.
Here's what his reply to my email was....
"I have never said that I am planning on retiring, just that I felt it might get less interesting in a couple years. I could be wrong about that.
Right now, I am having the best time programming that I have had in years.
So it looks like he wasn't really planning on retiring after all