Exactly a year ago, on 11.11.11 at 11.11 Guam Time — okay, we took it a bit far timing-wise– Brian Burgess, Eric Mack, Jonathan Hoffberg, Jeremy Lesniak, Mat Lee, Steve Krause, Chris Miller and I were live online and posted the beta version of the site you’re looking at now.
It’s aNewDomain.net, with me, John C. Dvorak and Dr. Jerry Pournelle along for the ride.
Long story short, excepting Dvorak, the first set of us were all vets of the incredible launch team of 70 plus journalists and tech pros I gathered via my former radio cohost Leo Laporte’s network podcast, This Week in Tech.
TeamBYTE’s staff launched BYTE’s editorial for parent company UBM in July of 2011, but by late September, I was gone. BYTE’s focus on the consumerization of IT was interesting to some, but it wasn’t what I envisioned. Several of us on the teamBYTE edit launch team put our heads together. In the meantime, teamBYTE’s Steve Krause, who heads the most excellent GroovyPost, gave us all shelter so we could stay together and deliberate.
We wanted to relaunch something in the spirit of the former BYTE of yore — something authoritative, deep tech and geeky — but still bright, readable and beautiful.
With BYTE behind us, a year later, we truly have now aNewDomain on our hands.
Though not without bumps and two redesigns later, the last 365 days haven’t been bump free. But the view so far is stellar.
We’ve got dozens of writers, editors, cartoonists, podcasters, engineers, techpros, photographers and videographers creating the best tech mix you’ll find anywhere online. You’ll find links in to us from some 600 publications, including the top tech sites we read every day, including but not limited to CNET, which Dvorak and I helped launch in the early 1990s. Also linking in to us these days are All Things D, The New York Times, Tech Republic, Read Write Web, ComputerWorld, The Guardian UK, Wired and countless other sites all around the globe. Success feels great.
Our team is what makes us different. The cohesive group of tech pros and journalists we’ve got working together is what makes us great.
Click here for a Pinterest look at our group, courtesy our Julie Blaustein.
We’re trying — and succeeding — to bring tech journalism back to the level where it once was. We’re aiming for trustworthy, authoritative, ethical, geeky, breezy, and deep coverage about the tech products, science issues and other topics we love.
So let us know how we’re doing.
If you’re interested in joining our team, email me. We’re always looking for great talent. The best talent. Great is the enemy of the best, right? For aNewDomain.net, I’m Gina@aNewDomain.net
Alan Wallace, Seattle-based security specialist, senior contributor.
Ant Pruitt , Charlotte, NC-based editor, columnist, podcaster for YATs, AOTA
Brian Burgess , Minnesota-based How To expert, EIC GroovyPost, former exec ed teamBYTE
Carey Head, Charlotte, N.C.-based senior editor, IT Pro columnist
Christopher Poirier, Washington DC-based IT Pro, Site Architect, Editor, Commentator
Chris Miller, St. Louis-based podcaster, commentator, editor, former editor teamBYTE
Craig Johnston, New Jersey based podcaster, former editor teamBYTE, podcaster aNewDomain.net
Cyndy Sandor, Silicon Valley based associate publisher (email Cyndy at Cyndy@anewdomain.net for marketing and sales info)
David McCabe, Indianapolis based podcaster, vidcaster, former editor teamBYTE
David Blumenstein, London and New York-based editor, writer.
Dino Londis, based in New York, senior commentator, IT Pro alum National Lampoon and teamBYTE
Don Rose, Los Angeles based writer, editor, commentator, tech pro, former editor teamBYTE
David Street Houston-based cofounder, CTO, COO, former editor teamBYTE.
Duane Craig Blanket, TX-based IT pro, security expert, former contributor teamBYTE.
Eric Finkenbiner, Rangoon, Burma-based IT pro, podcaster, How To gallery writer, former contributor teamBYTE
Eric Mack, Taos, NM based news editor, vidcaster, former exec ed for news at teamBYTE
Erik Vlietinck, Antwerp, Belgium and London-based European tech correspondent and editor, reviewer, deep tech columnist.
Esther Schindler, Scottsdale, Arizona based editor, columnist.
Fred Lewis, San Francisco-based feature film and commercial CG animator, columnist, reviewer.
Dr. Gordon Freeman, San Francisco Bay Area based retired rabbi and Android enthusiast, advice columnist, vidcaster.
Gina Smith, San Francisco-based editorial director, NYT best-selling author of iWOZ (Wozniak biography), former EIC teamBYTE
Isaac Kendall, Vancouver-based IT pro, wireless specialist, senior contributor, columnist.
Julie Blaustein, San Francisco-based senior photojournalist, former senior photo editor, teamBYTE.
Dr. Jerry Pournelle, San Diego-based senior-technologist for anewdomain.net, best and most decorated tech writer of all time. Science fiction novelist extraordinaire. Former chief technologist teamBYTE.
Jonathan Hoffberg, San Francisco based designer, senior contributor, serial entrepreneur and team guitarist : )
Jeremy Lesniak, managing editor at aNewDomain.net, columnist, IT pro, former editor teamBYTE
Joey Kelley, Maine-based podcaster, tech pro and a former contributor and editor teamBYTE
Joy Ma, executive editor anewdomain.net.
Josh Windisch, San Francisco-based podcaster, former editor teamBYTE
Loren Feldman, New York based satirist, podcaster, documentary film producer.
Larry Press, Los Angeles based IT pro and college professor, commentator and editor, former editor teamBYTE
Mac McCarthy, San Francisco-based publisher, anewdomain.net.
Madison Andrews, Austin-based senior copy chief.
Marc Canter, Cleveland-based Macromedia cofounder, vidcaster, former columnist teamBYTE.
Mat Lee, Kalispell-Montana based creator of Attack of the Androids (AOTA) and Yet Another Tech Show (YATs) podcasts, former senior editor, teamBYTE
Michael Doornbos, science and space contributor, podcasts, former teamBYTE.
Mike Olsen, Ann Arbor based senior contributor.
Mike Rothman, San Francisco Bay Area based writer, editor, commentator, former editor teamBYTE
Paul Bonner, Austin based tech pro, award-winning techjournalist
Phil Baker, San Diego based award-winning industrial designer, columnist, editor anewdomain.
Peter Baer Galvin, Boston-based Boston University lecturer, techpro, senior contributor, former contributor teamBYTE
Rebekah Austin, San Francisco-based podcaster, columnist.
Richard Hay, Google engineer, anewdomain.net’s science and space correspondent.
Rob Maxwell, Maryland-based IT specialist, senior contributor anewdomain, former columnist teamBYTE
Russ Johnson, San Francisco based Connected Travel and anewdomain travel editor.
Sandy Berger, Pinehurst, NC based features editor for anewdomain.net.
Seth Heringer, senior editor, newswriter, former news writer teamBYTE
Shane P. Brady, Based in New York, senior contributor and deep tech reviewer.
Sid Shadow — gossip columnist, no one knows for sure who or where he is.
Trey Ratcliff, New Zealand-based photographer, creator of stuckincustoms.com, award-winning global photographer.
Todd Moore, Washington DC based podcaster of Tech 411, Todd is our senior contributor, former podcaster, reality TV star of ABC’s Treasure Hunt and former podcaster and editor at teamBYTE.
Tom Ewing, Silicon Valley and Tulsa-based IP attorney for the United Nations WIPO organization, Tom is our legal correspondent and IP pro on staff.
Todd Townsend, New York based science correspondent, vidcaster, former chief science correspondent at aNewDomain.net
TWiT TV We syndicated Leo Laporte’s This Week in Technology. Leo has been a great help to aNewDomain.net. He and I hosted a weekly national talk radio tech show for 8 years and cowrote the book 101 Computer Answer You Need To Know (Ziff Davis Press, 1995)
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