Shuffling the Deck at WWD

WebWorkerDaily began in September 2006 as GigaOM founder Om Malik was building his new company from a table at Starbucks.

Now, just about everyone who earns income is a “web worker” at least for some part of their day.

To keep up with this ever-changing working world, and so we may continue to be a go-to resource for those who work in the cloud, we’ve got some staff changes to announce. We’ll be saying goodbye to Mike Gunderloy as Senior Writer, and hello to Simon Mackie as the new Editor of WWD. I’ll be stepping down as Editor to concentrate on writing for the site.

Mike Gunderloy joined WWD a few weeks after I did in December 2006, and since then has contributed nearly 1000 posts. Mike is going off to concentrate on his development work, which has grown significantly for him over the last few months. While we’re thrilled for his success, we hope that we can convince him to drop back in for a post or two. Mike was able to cut through the hype and get right to why it mattered for web workers. His voice will be missed.

Who is taking Mike’s place as Senior Writer? Me! I am very, very lucky that I wake up every morning and I can’t wait to get to the computer to do two jobs that I love. In addition to editing WebWorkerDaily, I also work fulltime for C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition, telecommuting from my home office. I helped start the nonprofit in 2005 and have seen it grow to become the leading colorectal cancer patient advocacy organization in the United States.

Unfortunately, I can’t work fulltime for both wonderful companies. Therefore, I asked Om Malik to replace me as Editor of WWD. As anyone who has built a successful site knows it’s difficult, if not impossible, to do parttime. WWD deserves fulltime love and attention. I will stay with WWD as a writer, which suits me (and the site) well.

I’m pleased to introduce Simon Mackie as the new Editor of WebWorkerDaily. Simon has worked in technical publishing for nearly ten years, with a particular focus on content for web professionals, most recently at Vitamin and SitePoint. He lives in Bristol in the South West of England and has a passion for the Web “done right.”

Simon has great plans for WWD which you’ll see unfold over the coming months. Please give him a warm welcome, and feel free to send him your ideas: tips(at)

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