Well, I don’t know if John Battelle (right)will make that mistake again after WIRED, but it seems BoingBoing.net has a scored a coup of sorts in terms of landing John Battelle as a temporary CEO (of sorts). Battelle is going to evaluate opportunities for the brand (my guess: get an investor, hire a sales team, write a business plan, etc).
Battelle is also working on a hacker magazine with O’Reilly and the founder of BoingBoing.net. Battelle has been doing the conference circuit (PC Forum, eTech, etc)expect a big announcement shortly I’m sure.
Congrats to Team Boingboing.net, one piece of advice: just don’t expand too quickly. As John will tell you that killed WIRED and forced a fire sale, and it also killed the Industry Standard.
Battelle’s a super smart guyand the third time is typically the charm. I’m sure he will figure out a way to make Boingboing.net a business.
Good luck to you all!