As Mike reports on his Crunchnotes blog, he's agreed to rejoin the Gillmor Gang. I'm very glad for this turn of events, particularly in light of the large amount of exposure the show has gotten via Valleywag.
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When I met with Dan Farber last week to discuss closing InfoRouter down, we agreed I'd use a last post to both wind up the blog and detail my future plans. Although I'd intended to write this and release it tomorrow (Monday) it seems appropriate to work on it tonight and jump the gun a little.
I finally figured out how to shut down Nick Douglas and Valleywag: I refused to say anything more in IM (he posted the last thread this morning) but only on the phone, and off the record. So I told him everything I'm going to do next and what I really think about what's happened up til now--and he can't write about it.
I've accepted Mike Arrington's resignation from the Gillmor Gang. Mike and I had a good chat last night at AlwaysOn and I think he'll find the opportunity to improve CrunchTalk TalkCrunch well worth it.
Just wrapped the special Monday recording of the Gillmor Gang, with Mike Arrington, Dan Farber, Dana Gardner, Mike Vizard, Jason Calaconis, and guest Nick Carr. Doc Searls was onroute or teaching at OSCON and couldn't make it.
At breakfast yesterday, Mike Arrington made it clear that if I didn't show up at his party, he would take it personally. I made it clear I would but first I wanted him to kick somebody important down or off the list (or everyone down the list) and insert me in his wiki, which I cannot be accused of ever accessing.
I had breakfast with Mike Arrington. He wanted to know why I called him Magic Mike Arrington.
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I'm shutting down InfoRouter. More when arrangements are finalized.
Haven't got time to get into the debate here, but Magic Mike Arrington is wrong to think Calacanis' move smacks of desperation. In fact, Jason is the first to pay for gestures, and he won't be the last.