Hey, I’m Joining Fast Company!

A few words about what's next for me and this site

Fast CompanyJust 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.


20 comments

  1. Gary Judge July 1, 2014 at 6:23 am #

    Congratulations. Sounds like an excellent role.

  2. Ross Rubin July 1, 2014 at 6:34 am #

    Congrats, Harry. Look forward to reading you at Fast Company and seeing you in NYC!

  3. Jen Graybeal July 1, 2014 at 7:24 am #

    Congrats Harry, that is very exciting! Fast Company is one of my faves – good luck! I’m sure we’ll be talking soon!

  4. Martin Chorich July 1, 2014 at 7:33 am #

    Wow! That was Fast! Good news both for you and the magazine.

  5. Mary Campe July 1, 2014 at 8:36 am #

    Congrats…big fan, excited to see you in one of my favorite mags!!!

  6. eric July 1, 2014 at 8:54 am #

    Congratulations Harry. I am sure you will have a blast.

  7. darrenmurph July 1, 2014 at 9:11 am #

    Congrats, Harry! Enjoy the ride.

  8. Brenda Christensen July 1, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    A new chapter – so excited for you, Harry!

  9. Pam Golden (@PamPR) July 1, 2014 at 10:30 am #

    Congrats Harry, what a great move. Let’s get together when you come to NYC.

  10. Donna Michaels July 1, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

    Congrats Harry! You will be amazing as usual in this post.

  11. Jodi Maroney July 1, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

    Congrats Harry, you will be a great addition to FC.

  12. Jeremy Kaplan July 1, 2014 at 5:08 pm #

    Somehow I knew more changesv we coming for Harry McCracken. Best wishes!

  13. Gadi Shamia July 1, 2014 at 7:59 pm #

    Congratulations Harry. Great to see you picking such a great platform.

  14. Andrew Kippen July 2, 2014 at 7:01 am #

    I agree with you – Fast Company continues to be one of my favorite magazines to read, and seems right up your alley. Congrats on the new gig!

  15. Darren Herman July 2, 2014 at 7:44 am #

    Congratulationis Harry. Huge news and best of luck in the new gig.

  16. Emily Borders July 2, 2014 at 9:57 am #

    Congratulations, Harry! Great news for you and Fast Company!

  17. Jeremy Toeman (@jtoeman) July 2, 2014 at 2:41 pm #

    congrats Harry!

  18. Harry McCracken July 4, 2014 at 4:08 pm #

    Thanks, everyone.

  19. Chris Michaels July 7, 2014 at 1:52 pm #

    Congratulations, my dear Harry!

  20. Natalie Yallouz July 8, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

    Congrats, Harry!

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