This is old-home week in Blogistan as two ex-PC Week reporters — first Rob O’Regan and now Dan Lyons — fire up wordpress.com blogs and start doing their thing. Dan and I were buddies in high school, worked together at the Lawrence Eagle-Tribune where he was renowned for his demented coverage of the hillbillies of southern New Hampshire (Ernie the Tire King of Atkinson, etc.), then we worked together at PC Week on the business desk under Susan Carlson (Susan: “This is a really big story.” Dan: “So I’ll use really big words.”) and eventually Forbes, where I recruited Dan in and he promptly pissed off the ex-CEO of Lotus, setting off a magnificent firestorm. I left, he stayed. Read his novel “Dog Days” for the funniest description of office life I have ever read.
“Dan Lyons is a senior editor at Forbes magazine, covering enterprise computing and consumer electronics. He is also the author, last fall, of the much-maligned Forbes cover article, “Attack of the Blogs.” Now he’s blogging. Funny old world, isn’t it?”