The fact that Business Insider’s Dan Frommer has vacated his post to go down the entrepreneur route should be the most positive indicator for the tech climate. Such a seemingly drastic career move fals under an ongoing micro-trend where tech journalists in New York have finally decided to become more than just privileged observers. They want to be part of the action too.
After all, as more than a few fellow journos would muse, someone who covers the scene high and low is privy to more than the usual insider knowledge about what’s happening on the ground. Journalist have got a God’s eye view of the whole landscape, they see where the money’s going. They also get ideas the same way most entrepreneurs do.
So yes, the verdict is because of the cash flushed tech scene, everyone who thinks they got a chance at making a difference are diving headlong.
Here’s a little bit of Dan Frommer’s parting message posted on his Fromedome blog:
“It’s weird to write this, but after spending the last four years at Business Insider / Silicon Alley Insider, I’ll be leaving at the end of June to focus on some new projects… But for me, now is the best time to try building some things of my own, so that’s what I’m going to do. And I’m very excited about it.”