TMO Named to CNet 100

The Mac Observer was named to CNet Blog 100 October 5th, 2005 in the category of "Mac Nation." CNet prefaces its list with the question, "With more than 14 million blogs in existence and another 80,000 being created each day, how is a person supposed to find the ones worth reading?" The media outlet found 100 such sites that qualified, including TMO.

This editor was named as the author of the site, but in reality TMOis content is really produced by Brad Cook, Jeff Gamet, and myself, along with a host of contributing editors including Bob LeVitus, Andy Ihnatko, Ted Landau, Vern Seward, Nancy Carroll Gravley, John F. Braun, Dave Hamilton (TMOis president), Chris Barylick, and other periodic contributors.

In addition, Brad Gibson, who recently left the company to pursue other opportunities, helped reshape TMO during the last 18 months.

On behalf of all of them, I say thanks to CNet for recognizing our hard work as being worthy of its own readersi time.

That said, TMO is not a blog. Weire an online news magazine. From our perspective, a blog is a personal opinion and commentary outlet. Daring Fireball, another of the Mac Nation members of the CNet Blog 100, is a great example of a great blog. Dave Hamilton has a blog, too.

Of course, this is an issue that CNet itself addressed in its introduction to the Blog 100 list:

For our search, we decided to be very liberal. Youill find blogs produced by a single person and others that have grown to include a staff of contributors. Some are associated with major news outlets, while some are published by large companies. The bottom line is that they all are produced by passionate people who have a wealth of information about their corner of the tech world.

With that in mind, Iill repeat that we are delighted to be included in the CNet Blog 100, and we appreciate the recognition.

Bryan Chaffin
The Mac Observer