April 18, 2008

gillmor gang joins the techcrunch network


So it looks like my friend, Steve Gillmor is working with Mike Arrington now. Jason Calacanis breaks the story, with the above cartoon on the blog post. The Gillmor Gang's new permanent home is here.]

Jason writes:

Here's some exclusive news: after being offline for over a year in a legal dispute (can't get into details) the Gillmor Gang is back and is part of TechCrunch! Steve Gillmor is one of the most insightful minds in the technology space, and his "gang" is a free-form thought-fest that unpacks, repacks, and distracts memes faster than any other conversation out there.

Posted by hugh macleod at April 18, 2008 3:40 PM | TrackBack


This content is so much more meaningful than Twitter. Guess you figured that out long ago ...

Best Wishes,

Posted by: Dave Armstrong at April 18, 2008 4:35 PM

What does "unpacks, repacks, and distracts memes" mean exactly?

What doesn't anyone speak the Queen's English anymore?

Posted by: Marty at April 18, 2008 7:26 PM

n. A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another.

It pretty obvious what the phrase means. They analyze digital culture, in an entertaining way.

WHY (not what) doesn't anyone speak the Queen's English anymore?

Because it's outdated, and it is much more fun to play with the rhythm, tempo, and phrasing with wording people can relate to.

Posted by: Andrew at April 18, 2008 8:44 PM

The Idiots over at Podshow screwed the show over with their lawsuit. Adam Curry and his minions are all a bunch of idiots. I am sure we will hear more horror stories as time goes on and Podshow crumbles from within.

Posted by: Tim Williams at April 19, 2008 6:16 AM

I so wanted to enjoy listening to this, be enlightened via some form of osmosis, but the one with Hugh sounded like a gang of bickering old farts whose social skills hadn't much progressed since science camp in 1964. Rest assured that Hugh's contribution was the least flatulent in the ten minutes I persevered with it, but I've seldom been so disappointed with such a heavily trailed podcast and with so many big hitters on board.

Posted by: Adam Atkinson at April 21, 2008 4:22 PM

Hey Hugh = love the canvas idea - that would take you ages but it's certainly unique... I've been hanging out here with a few architects who have quirky houses and they all love your stuff... !

Posted by: Catherine at April 22, 2008 1:34 PM

Just got shown your page and felt the burning need to say hello! Aren't little drawings on office essentials the future?

Posted by: Howard at April 22, 2008 5:24 PM

am I bovvered? ;)

Posted by: graham at April 24, 2008 6:39 AM