This will be my last post on Between the Lines and ZDNet for a while. I am moving over to head up our sister CNET Networks site News.com starting today. My talented, experienced, incisive and prolific BTL partner Larry Dignan will become Editor in Chief and Chief Blogger of ZDNet (his remarks on this transition are below).
I've worked on ZDNet for more than a decade, from its initial development as a comprehensive tech portal to its integration (via acquisition in October 2000) with CNET, through the bubble and into the blogging era.
We have an outstanding management team in place to carry on for another decade--in addition to Larry and ZDNet managing editor David Grober, Stephen Howard-Sarin, John Potter, Josh Taylor, Marc Mendell and their respective teams are top notch.
And, most importantly we have an outstanding, smart and passionate team of bloggers in our network who bring ZDNet to life every day.
I will occasionally guest post on BTL, but for now look for my blog soon on News.com.
And now, a hand off to Larry Dignan...
When I first got this news last week the immediate reaction was wow. Wow for Dan’s new assignment at News.com. Wow my mentor is moving on. And wow I inherit this stellar network. This gig is the most anyone can ask for—I learn something every day; I get to satisfy my newshound tendencies and I get to ride a river of blog content from a group of passionate bloggers who are experts in their respective categories. In addition, I am also now responsible for TechRepublic, our peer community site of IT professionals.
ZDNet’s mission after Dan remains: Get after it every day and deliver enterprise news and opinion you can’t get elsewhere. In the coming weeks, you'll also see a fresh look for ZDNet and some new faces to help us continue in our mission.
So good luck Dan—even though you’re not going too far—and back to our regularly scheduled programming.