Smarterware.org has new owners

Quick announcement: My long-abandoned tech blog, Smarterware.org, has new owners. There is new content showing up there, and it is not by me. It’s great news!

I started that site back in 2009 and updated it almost daily for some time. But, after awhile, it became clear: I’d lost my appetite for blogging about technology, RSS readers were dying (rest in peace Google Reader), and I preferred writing tweets to blog posts–they took less time and prep to write, and they reached more people more quickly. Smarterware has been sitting untouched for some time now, and I had “take down the site” on my to-do list for the last year or so.

Recently, out of nowhere, someone inquired about purchasing the domain, the content on it, and @Smarterware on Twitter. The new owners–who will name themselves when the time is right–have a good deal of editorial experience on the web and wanted to revive the site with new tech-focused content. So we made a deal. You’ll see the site has changed a lot already. The buyers asked me to note that the relaunch is still very much a work-in-progress, so don’t unsubscribe from the feed just yet. I’m hopeful that there’s lots of good stuff to come.

In the meantime, thanks for reading both Smarterware and this site. A big part of making stuff is knowing when to let something go onto its next life, whether that’s with new operators or into a “completed” state. I’m glad Smarterware will continue in good hands.