I left Wired in 2002.
There were jobs in between. A book. MIT. But I really built my career at Wired and I’m beginning to realize exactly how long ago 8 years is in modern time. Not to ruin the ending, but it’s a long time.
These days, I’m a professor at Ball State University, nestled in tiny Muncie, Indiana just about an hour northeast of Indianapolis. It’s a wonderful life. I love my students. I love my colleagues. I even love my administration.
But I do, on occasion, miss being in the middle of things. I miss chasing stories. I miss covering the world of emerging technologies as they smash into the culture. I miss being on the pulse of the Next New.
So I was thrilled on Friday to have the chance to interview Biz Stone (@biz), the epically cool co-founder of Twitter.