Sun sets on emerging tech blog

Summary:The shifting tides of business means a refocus on ZDNet. It's time to move on.

In early 2003, ZDNet brought me on board as the site's first blogger and I got my feet wet by covering the results of the IT Priorities monthly survey. Some readers may recall the period. Industry heavy-hitters Dan Farber and David Berlind manned the site with in-depth feature articles on the cusp of Web 2.0.

In 2009, I had the honor of picking up Emerging Tech soon after its previous steward, the unequaled Roland Piquepaille, unexpectedly passed away.

Roughly two hundred and sixty posts later, the shifting tides of business means a refocus on ZDNet. Emerging tech and few other blogs (e.g., Friending Facebook and Home Theater) will be closing shortly.

Thank you for your readership and participation. Here are some highlights:

Top posts: Computers have speed limit as unbreakable as speed of light, say physicists (most comments) 5 trends driving the future of work (most tweets) Report: Acts of space warfare likely by 2025 (top views) Brazil goes all-digital with 2010 census (top destination coverage) Sony creates own holodeck with PlayStation tech (coolest video post)

Recent photo galleries: Superhumans, dead worlds, and the fate of the universe in pictures 10 military technologies that will change the face of battle Duck! Look out for space junk (photos)

Alternatives/blogroll: SmartPlanet Technology Review New Scientist Science Daily Next Big Future Kurzweil Accelerating Intelligence World Future Society

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Topics: Emerging Tech

About

Christopher Jablonski is a freelance technology writer. Previously, he held research analyst positions in the IT industry and was the manager of marketing editorial at CBS Interactive. He's been contributing to ZDNet since 2003. Christopher received a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Illinois at U... Full Bio

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