Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired, is stepping down to pursue his business robots
The multifaceted Chris Anderson, editor in chief of Wired magazine, announced leaving his post to concentrate on his own 3D Robotics company, specialized in manufacturing Drones and parts for home assembly, similar to the trend started by the Arduino project.
“This is an opportunity for me to pursue an entrepreneurial dream,” said Anderson in a statement sent to employees by the magazine.
Anderson, 51, had arrived in Wired in 2001. During his tenure the magazine received eight awards from the American publishing industry, including the prestigious top prize for General Excellence in 2005, 2007 and 2009. In 2010 also was named the magazine of the decade.
The prestigious editor is journalist, writer, physicist received at George Washington University and worked for the start of his career at Los Alamos National Laboratory. In his early years as an editor at Wired, coined the phrase “The Long Tail”, in reference to the new business paradigm that companies faced with the growth of internet and the possibility of trading opportunities for all alike. This theory later became a book of the same name.
Ryan Singel, Wired Threat Level editor, the blog specializes in digital security, too, will leave to begin work on their venture Contextly, a personalized news web service.
Link: Chris Anderson is leaving Wired (The Observer)