Just over a month ago, I resigned from my job at TIME and rebooted this website. I wrote at the time that I didn’t expect to do Technologizer full-time indefinitely–which was another way of saying that I was looking for my next big opportunity as a technology journalist.
I’m happy to say I’ve found it: On July 21, I will join Fast Company as technology editor.
Why Fast Company? Well, I’ve been a fan since its first issue appeared almost two decades ago. But what I’m excited about is its future.
The publication is committed to excellence in print and online, a fact which its peers in the American Society of Magazine Editors recently celebrated by naming it as Magazine of the Year. Just as important, it’s produced by people who are scrappy, curious, and willing to experiment, traits which are reflected in the fact that much of the brand’s web presence consists of excellent specialized sites such as Co.Design. It’s going to be a fun, challenging place to be. (I’m going to stay based in San Francisco, but will visit my NYC colleagues regularly.)
As for the future of Technologizer–things are going to be quieter here, as I dedicate my days and brain cells to my new gig. Stuff of exactly the same sort which I would have published here or on TIME in the past will be part of Fast Company moving forward, a prospect which delights me.
I’m not going to shut down this site altogether, though. I’ll still pop in here with pointers to my stories and at least the occasional item which doesn’t seem like a good fit for FC.
I also plan to continue to post TechReads links and curate the Technologizer Flipboard magazine. I’ll update the Technologizer RSS feed to include my new writings, wherever they appear. And of course, I’ll continue to hang out on Twitter and Facebook.
Of all the things which make my work rewarding, nothing is more important than the fact that I get to write for smart people who find technology and its impact on the world as endlessly fascinating as I do. Thanks for your support, and I hope you’ll join me on this new adventure.