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.
I'm about to release the first half of the Bloggercon Gang, recorded at CNET during lunch of the first day, with Doc Searls, Dan Farber, and Jason Calaconis. Jason is a trip and a half, talking as he was then focused on the rollout of the new Netscape and the rest of the media wars.
This media showdown is getting really interesting. In no particular order, some comments about some of the players:Mike Arrington -- Why on Earth is he keeping Marshall Kirkpatrick in such a visible position.
I was gratified to hear from Sun PR that the problem with Sun events invites has been fixed. Apparently I'll now be invited regardless of whether it corresponds to my beat area, which is a good thing because a) I have no beat area and b) I'm not really a journalist.
Where to begin...First, I'm chatting with Dan Farber about what's going on this coming week.
Adam Curry's mom passed away over the weekend. All of our thoughts and love are with you and your family, Adam.