If you read my Growing Up Geek feature from a few months back you'll not only know that I'm a country-bred gadget lover at heart but also that I cut a pretty dashing figure in a set of Underoos. To give the CliffsNotes version of how I got here: I got my start writing professionally doing videogame reviews about 15 years ago and never looked back. I'm a PC, but after many years of software design and development in many languages on many environments I am truly platform-agnostic. I've been with Engadget for about three years now.
Our site has obviously come a long, long way too since it launched in 2004 and became part of AOL in 2005. In that time we've had a string of amazing editors, including Peter Rojas, Ryan Block, and of course the man we've all learned to know and love since he took over in 2008, our own Joshua Topolsky.
Our award-winning Darren "Machine Gun" Murph has already taken the reins as Managing Editor and is working his posterior off like only he can to keep the whole team fit and trim. Somehow he's still managing to hit about three-dozen posts a day, too.
He and I are supported by a ton of hugely talented editors, the ones who keep the text and photos flowing, all listed here. Most of those names should be familiar if you've read the site for some time. You should be comfortable with them and, indeed, the content you see on here in the coming months should feel mighty comfortable too. The podcast will return soon and, while we do have some exciting things coming in the weeks and months ahead, we absolutely won't be making any fundamental changes to what we do or how we do it. And yes, we are going to keep covering techy cars, but I promise not to inundate you with them. After all, we have Autoblog for that.
(The Velvet Sledgehammer)