I honestly can’t imagine that I have a single reader who is not either a subscriber or a frequent reader of Engadget, the world’s largest tech/gadget blog. The site, run by Peter Rojas and Ryan Block (who recently wrote his 5000th post!), averages 25-40 posts per day, all with the latest scoops of new products coming your way (or occasionally, the ones you’ll never get to see depending on the country you live in).
When I left Sling last year, one of the areas where I knew I wanted to focus some of my personal time was in writing. My blogging activity soared (well, plummetted then soared). However, when I was given the opportunity to write a recurring column for Engadget, it represented a new level of writing in my eyes. While I try to make sure the content I write here is always interesting and thoughtful (I said “I try” didn’t I?), there are basically no expectations. I write what I want, when I want.
With my new column, however, the standards are much, much higher. Millions of people read Engadget each month, and my writing must be a contribution to that readership. Also, as a veteran who has actually built the gadgets for a living, I really want to bring a different perspective for the readers.
So, I proudly present my first piece, “Ins and Outs: Is buyshifting the future of television?” which is coming in two parts. It’s fun to see a whole discussion in the comments pop up in just a few short hours! I hope you enjoy it, an if you have any topics you’d like to hear me write about, drop me a note or comment here. The column is “Ins and Outs” and the focus is the cross-section of entertainment and technology.
Interesting perspective and analysis in your first incarnation of your new column. I look forward to reading more from you.
Interesting perspective and analysis in your first piece. I look forward to reading more from your new column. All I ask is that you not limit the scope of your column, just keep doing what you’re doing. Analysis of market trends in the entertainment and technology industries and informed commentary on the future of these industries will surely garner you a following.