My dear friend Tom Merritt had his last day with CBS Interactive today, and I was honored to be a part of the roast that accompanied his exit! Tom and I started at CNET (now CBSi) around the same time when I was but a lowly intern, and he has always been a great friend and mentor to me (OK, now I’m starting to sound like he’s dead). If it weren’t for his support, I probably wouldn’t have taken a lot of the opportunities that have come my way. He’s always been one of my favorite sounding boards and, frankly, moral compasses.
Anyhow! Tom is moving along to the TWiT Network, where he’ll be hosting a show (among other things, I’m sure) called Tech News Today. I can’t wait to check it out, and I know Leo will give him a good home (now I’m starting to sound like he’s a stray dog).
We’ll still be doing Sword and Laser, of course, and you’ll be seeing more from that in the near future as well. We’re really trying to do more episodes than once a month, and now that Tom has more free time I think we’ll be able to make it happen!