Today is my last day at CBS Interactive and CNET. I've accepted an offer to write about mobile technology--what I've come to realize is my passion in this slice of the world--for the fine folks at ContentNext Media, who operate PaidContent.org.
It's been a pretty crazy ride here on Second Street over the past five years, one that's involved everything from being at the center of a boardroom scandal that led to the passage of a federal law, to covering the launch of the most important computer released in the last two decades, to witnessing CNET's shotgun marriage to one of the oldest and most respected media companies on the planet, to toughing it out during the worst economic downturn in several generations, to gaining what surely must qualify as part-ownership of local watering hole the House of Shields (based on such a substantial investment).
Thank you for your support, your criticism, and your attention. Over the past five years the number of people and organizations writing about the tech industry has quintupled, yet CNET has continued to grow as people seek trusted information, solid writing, and pictures of new airplanes.
For the most part, it's been fun, and the beauty of this industry is that there's always something newer and more fun around the corner. I hope you can make room for another site in your tech news diet and hope you continue to support the excellent professionals who run this site.