I’ll be blogging here sporadically until July 15th (check the sidebar to subscribe via RSS or email). But not too much, because I’ve got to copy edit my book, The Up Side of Down, which will be coming out from Viking in early 2014. Curious about the book? Don’t worry: by the time I’m done shamelessly promoting it, you will know everything you wanted to know about the book, and then some.
Also, we’re taking our first real vacation since our honeymoon, driving through southeastern Virginia to see all the tooooorist sites.
Then I’ll be on to Bloomberg View, where I’ll be blogging about . . . you guessed it, economics and public policy. I’m very sad to leave so many great colleagues and editors at Newsweek/The Daily Beast. But I’m very excited to be joining Bloomberg, whose core focus is the kind of business and economics reporting that I focus on. They’ve promised me access to a terminal.
Fun fact: I installed what were, as far as I know, the very first Open Bloomberg terminals in private hands, at Sumitomo’s World Trade Center offices. This was way back in the mid-1990s, and they had Windows 95–Japanese version. A nice woman in the office translated the warnings and error messages, since I couldn’t read them. Translated from the Japanese, it sounded like this: “The computer is very angry.” Somehow, we got it done anyway.
So returning to Bloomberg is sort of like coming full circle, while moving forward. That will give you a nice paradox to chew on while I’m on vacation.