Twenty-five months ago, I became an editor at large at TIME. I’m awfully glad I did.
The gig gave me the opportunity to work with smart people and write everything from splashy print and online features to product reviews to pieces–lots of them–which I did mostly because I found something fascinating and thought other folks would, too.
My work also let me interview people like Larry Page, Jeff Bezos, Phil Schiller, and Jack Dorsey and took me to some memorable places such as the offices of Minecraft’s creators in Stockholm and the hallowed Time & Life Building in New York–and, of course, to the never-ending supply of Bay Area tech startups, many of which are within walking distance of TIME’s San Francisco bureau.
It was an honor to contribute to something which has meant as much to me for as long as TIME has, and I’ll cherish the memories forever. But I recently decided it was time to change things up. Friday was my last day at Time Inc.
And here I am again at Technologizer, which I started in 2008. During my time at TIME, it was part of TIME.com. Now it–and I–are independent again.
This version of Technologizer will be a bit different from both the TIME.com incarnation and the first stand-alone one. I plan to focus even more on slow-cooked insight and spend less time frantically cranking out brief stories on the news of the moment. But over on the right-hand side you’ll find TechReads, where I’ll share worthwhile stuff as I read it. Consider it my own dinky version of Techmeme.
Not that I planned it this way, but I’m rebooting this site on the cusp of what should be an eventful month for technology products. Apple’s WWDC keynote is this Monday, Samsung is holding a Galaxy Tab launch in New York on June 12, and Google’s IO conference on June 25-26. I’ll be at all of ‘em, and am looking forward to writing about them here.
Up at the top of each page, you’ll find icons which will whisk you to some of the other outposts of the vast Technologizer media empire: our Facebook page; my own accounts on Twitter, Google+ and Instagram; a Flipboard magazine where I’ll share everything I publish here; and our full-text RSS feed.
One other thing about this new version of Technologizer: I don’t expect that it’ll be my full-time occupation indefinitely. Stay tuned for more news, and thanks for hanging out with me.