Not everybody loves the guy, but he is smart and uncompromising when it comes to his beliefs. Blogging, RSS, Podcasting… he has either been in the center or the start of a lot of the social media spaces that have been developed since before the last bubble. For a while I have wondered what he was going to do next, and then he announced he would stop blogging… so it sounds like Dave wants to grow outsider ideas from the inside of a major pub.
Disclaimer: I am looking for a job as CTO or Chief Scientist at a professional publisher that wants to make a strong transition to the new environment. So here I practice what I preach, I’m floating ideas in advance of using them.
Wonder if he ever thought of going back to WIRED. Especially now that the magazine and WiredNews are one group again.