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Engadget, the standard bearer for blogging in general and especially gadget blogging, is losing it’s other founding editor, Ryan Block. Along with Peter Rojas, Ryan and the gadget-crazed writers at Engadget pushed the envelope for technology coverage like no one else has this decade. I briefly met both of them in New York a couple of years ago at a Weblogs gathering, and can say that both of them are great guys. They’ve supplied us gadget-crazed readers with the latest news, whit and wisdom for a long time. Peter left a few months back, and now it’s Ryan’s turn to move on. From Ryan’s announcement:

Some news from the editor’s desk – Engadget

Suffice it to say, Engadget has developed into one of the most vital, respected technology media brands of the decade. And not unlike the gadget industry we cover, the site and the medium have changed and matured immensely in the past few years. It wasn’t so long ago that Peter and I were scraping around, pitching stories to Slashdot, scrambling to get press passes, and just generally struggling to get a blog taken seriously in a magazine’s world. Today it’s easy to take take for granted that a publication like this even exists — but I don’t think anyone, especially us, ever thought Engadget would become what it has.

Good luck with your future endeavors Ryan.

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