By Harry McCracken | Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 2:10 pm
Three and a half years ago, I quit a cool job and started Technologizer. It’s been the best gig I’ve ever had. So far.
As a sideline, starting in September of 2010, I’ve been writing for TIME.com and TIME magazine. That too has been huge fun, and an honor. Over the past few decades, TIME has influenced my editorial brain as much as any publication. Just as important, I’ve been impressed by its current incarnation online, in print, on tablets, and elsewhere.
I’m pleased to announce that my relationship with TIME is about to become way more than a sideline: I’ve agreed to join its staff as an editor at large.
So am I ditching Technologizer? Nope, not at all. A big part of my day will be to continue to write for Technologizer, which will morph from its current stand-alone form into a blog on TIME.com, and part of its Techland tech section. I’ll also work on other projects for TIME’s site and for the magazine, including some ambitious stuff that will be easier to pull off as part of TIME than as an itty-bitty independent site.
Technologizer is by far the most personal product I’ve ever worked on; in theory, the notion of melding it into a very large site owned by a very large media company should be intimidating. But having already worked with TIME’s team for months and written dozens of stories for them, I know that they get what I do. That’s why they want me to do it over at TIME.com, and to do it under the Technologizer name.
So I plan to just keep on doing my thing for TIME’s jumbo-sized audience–and I might even do more of it and do it better, since I’ll be able to focus my energies on one outlet. (In recent months, I’ve been writing for Technologizer, TIME, CNET, and AllBusiness.)
The new version of Technologizer on TIME.com will debut soon. I’ll have more to say before the switchover happens, including some words of thanks for Benj Edwards, Jared Newman, Ed Oswald, and the other folks who have joined me as contributors here on stand-alone Technologizer. I’m lucky to have worked with them.
And I’m just as grateful to all of you who have contributed to the Technologizer experiment to date by commenting on our posts, hanging out with me on Twitter, and otherwise being part of the community. I plan to make my new TIME job the best gig I’ve ever had–and I hope that you’ll come along. It wouldn’t be the same without you…