When Boing Boing invited me into their tree house a few months ago I had every hope that I, a notoriously fickle employee, would find a home. Somewhere to kick up my feet for the long haul; a place to do exactly the sort of work — or attempt at work — that I wanted to do. It’s been that and more. The Boingers are — unsurprisingly — the most like-minded and supportive group of folks I’ve ever worked with and I owe them a lot.
So it is with my closest analog of real human joy that I ask you to welcome two new editors here at Boing Boing Gadgets: Rob Beschizza and John Brownlee. I’ll save the pedantic (and probably boring) retelling of their recent careers. Suffice it to say that of the dozens of writers I’ve worked with over the years, Rob and John consistently make the kind of content I find captivating, intelligent, and hilarious. It doesn’t hurt that they’ve both become dear friends.
Our mission remains the same meandering trajectory: share with you the things we find interesting — and lambast the things we find tedious, wasteful, or poorly crafted. We’re going to be experimenting with lots of ideas, some of which may actually turn out to be good. We also will continue to find ways to engage the community that has grown up around Boing Boing, not as some bullet point on a “Things to do on a website” list, but because collectively — often individually! — you guys are smarter and more knowledgeable than we are.
I’m not exactly sure what Boing Boing Gadgets will grow up to be, but I can’t wait to watch it erupt into the scaly travesty against life itself we all know it can become.
Previously • Welcome. If I Didn’t Hate the Connotations of “Manifesto…” [BBG]