The Land Beyond TIME

Welcome to Technologizer—version 3.0.
Daily Show

Jon Stewart furrows his brow at a TIME cover story which I wrote with my colleague Lev Grossman

Twenty-five months ago, I became an editor at large at TIME.  I’m awfully glad I did.

The gig gave me the opportunity to work with smart people and write everything from splashy print and online features to product reviews to pieceslots of them–which I did mostly because I found something fascinating and thought other folks would, too.

My work also let me interview people like Larry Page, Jeff Bezos, Phil Schiller, and Jack Dorsey and took me to some memorable places such as the offices of Minecraft’s creators in Stockholm and the hallowed Time & Life Building in New York–and, of course, to the never-ending supply of Bay Area tech startups, many of which are within walking distance of TIME’s San Francisco bureau.

It was an honor to contribute to something which has meant as much to me for as long as TIME has, and I’ll cherish the memories forever. But I recently decided it was time to change things up. Friday was my last day at Time Inc.

And here I am again at Technologizer, which I started in 2008. During my time at TIME, it was part of Now it–and I–are independent again.

Old Technologizer

Technologizer as it appeared way, way back in 2009

This version of Technologizer will be a bit different from both the incarnation and the first stand-alone one. I plan to focus even more on slow-cooked insight and spend less time frantically cranking out brief stories on the news of the moment. But over on the right-hand side you’ll find TechReads, where I’ll share worthwhile stuff as I read it. Consider it my own dinky version of Techmeme.

Not that I planned it this way, but I’m rebooting this site on the cusp of what should be an eventful month for technology products. Apple’s WWDC keynote is this Monday, Samsung is holding a Galaxy Tab launch in New York on June 12, and Google’s IO conference on June 25-26. I’ll be at all of ’em, and am looking forward to writing about them here.

Up at the top of each page, you’ll find icons which will whisk you to some of the other outposts of the vast Technologizer media empire: our Facebook page; my own accounts on TwitterGoogle+ and Instagram; a Flipboard magazine where I’ll share everything I publish here; and our full-text RSS feed.

One other thing about this new version of Technologizer: I don’t expect that it’ll be my full-time occupation indefinitely. Stay tuned for more news, and thanks for hanging out with me.


  1. Benj Edwards May 31, 2014 at 12:30 pm #

    Awesome news, Harry. The famous McCracken-brand tech coverage continues without a hiccup. Can’t wait to see what the future brings.

  2. Gfmoss May 31, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    Cool, Harry! I look forward to your insights. See you on twitter.

  3. jim louderback May 31, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

    nice! Glad to hear it.. you are back on my blogroll!

  4. Gerry Corbett May 31, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

    Well done Harry. Perculated pieces are the best!

  5. Harry McCracken May 31, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    Thanks, everyone.

  6. Trish MacDonald (@PattyMacPR) May 31, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    Back to your roots and I’m happy for you. Congrats on this next chapter!

  7. Dave Z June 1, 2014 at 7:55 am #

    Awesome, welcome back!

  8. Danny Allen June 1, 2014 at 8:56 am #

    Looking forward to reading as always…

  9. Abiel June 1, 2014 at 9:03 am #

    technologizer is the reason why I go to Time… it’s great that you’re independent again! 🙂

  10. BillP Studios June 1, 2014 at 11:34 am #

    I will be looking forward to following your progress and your evaluation of the industry. I’m sure I’m not the only one who is tired of reading repackaged content claiming to be news. It just seems like a competition for who can come up with the more enticing, frequently deceptive, headline.

    The time I have to read is valuable and I would really enjoy more like the forensic piece you produced on the life of BASIC. I’m sure it took time but it was one of the finest examples of journalist I’ve read in a long time.


  11. Ian Betteridge June 1, 2014 at 1:49 pm #

    Welcome back! I think your RSS feed may still be pointing at Time,com though, as when I paste the URL into Feedly that’s what comes up.

    • Harry McCracken June 1, 2014 at 10:13 pm #

      Thanks, Ian. I’ll double-check to make sure all is OK with the feed.

    • Harry McCracken June 1, 2014 at 10:14 pm #

      Feed seems to be working properly in Feedly…

  12. Chris Brandrick June 1, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

    All the best Harry!

  13. g2-b74afbd716cfc05f89b2fad2d49db5b6 June 1, 2014 at 3:42 pm #

    Welcome back! Also glad the page is no longer in format. Hated the endless scrolling feature.

  14. Dave Haynie June 1, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

    Good , and I’lI be reading. Any time you want to chat about advanced technologies from the 80s that are no longer relevant, gimme a shout 🙂

  15. Samuel Oh (@SoahmZ) June 3, 2014 at 1:18 pm #

    Been a fan since 2008 when the original site launched, and I was greatly saddened to see you go to TIME. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy that you had a great experience there, but now I’m even happier that Technologizer is back to where it should be. Welcome back, Harry!


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