What John Is Doing

I'm tempted to say "I have no idea lately" but that's not fair, I do. I'm nearly 100% focused on FM these days, and while it's an honor to be pitched, daily, hourly, by search related companies looking for coverage on Searchblog, I simply can't grok new search companies….

Steaks

I’m tempted to say “I have no idea lately” but that’s not fair, I do. I’m nearly 100% focused on FM these days, and while it’s an honor to be pitched, daily, hourly, by search related companies looking for coverage on Searchblog, I simply can’t grok new search companies. Those of you who have suffered me these past months know, I am writing now about whatever turns me on, including search, but also ad models, facebook, privacy, whatever. I really wish I could write about pure search more. Why? Well, here’s a good reason. Really. I swear. The pitch headline was this: “Discovery Engine for Steaks.”

I really miss my days as a pure search writer. Man, that was so good, let me say it again: A Discovery Engine for Steaks!

Author: John Battelle

A founder of NewCo (current CEO), sovrn (Chair), Federated Media, Web 2 Summit, The Industry Standard, Wired. Author, investor, board member (Acxiom, Sovrn, NewCo), bike rider, yoga practitioner.

4 thoughts on “What John Is Doing”

  1. John, man, I do understand. But please, please, please, I beg you, don’t leave us hanging without writing the next book on Search. You’ve told us you would. Add chunks in about privacy, about net neutrality, about Facebook, about whatever, but you owe it to yourself. Actually I’m just being selfish. I know that I’m not the only one who thinks you are the only one capable of writing the next chapter. Maybe it’s too soon, maybe the search space is still 2 dimensional, but you’ve got one of those, rare, access all areas, backstage passes that none of us have.

  2. I will write that book. It’s not search focused, it’s what is next. Search is a step we’ve taken on a journey…

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