Happy day-after Easter. Witness the resurrection of the Microsoft blog. Our former Microsoft reporter Benjamin J. Romano departed The Seattle Times two weeks ago for another opportunity, and I will be blogging to you from here on out.
I’ve been reporting for The Seattle Times for more than a decade, and I’ve covered everything from the failure of Seattle’s high-tech toilets to Christina Aguilera’s concerts. I wrote about personal technology, wireless and telecom and video games several years ago here. My last job writing about business ended with an investigation of accounting tricks and dubious deals at InfoSpace.
My dad was an early adopter. We had a Commodore VIC 20 we connected to our television set in the living room, and I wrote junior high science papers using Wordstar. It once dumped my entire junior-high science paper at 9 p.m. because I forgot to save to the floppy drive. In the interest of full disclosure, I currently use Microsoft software on my Seattle Times laptop and my home PC; but my cellphone runs on BlackBerry, my iPod runs on Apple, my Sansa runs on Napster and my Wii runs on Nintendo.
That could all change in six months. The technology landscape is constantly shifting. Microsoft’s challenge is to maintain its business with Windows and the PC while expanding on the frontiers of computing — mobile, television, netbooks, search, social networking. Our challenge is to help you make sense of it.
What you can expect from me in our paper: fair and accurate, local and global coverage of our region’s most important tech company, and why it matters to you.
What you can expect here at Pri0: the latest news, multimedia, polls, live blogs, an active dialogue with you.
Let’s start with you: What do you want to see on this blog?