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Dave Zatz joins Sling Media
Dave emailed me to tell me last night, and I've been waiting for him to go public with the news - and he just did. Dave Zatz, of zatznotfunny, is joining Sling Media, the folks behind the Slingbox. He'll be an official presence on the Sling Community Forum as well as the primary point-of-contact for bloggers looking for info on Sling. And, as he says: As a blogger, I’m also hopeful you’ll see me heading up something, somewhere, at some point. In other words, I think we'll be seeing an corporate blog out of Sling. Which will hopefully be more active than the moribund TiVo Corporate Blog. (Really, TiVo, just take it down if it is never going to update.)

ZatzNotFunny.com will continue to exist independent of Sling Media, which I'm glad to hear.

I have to say, I'm jealous. It sounds like Dave has landed exactly the kind of position I've wanted to hold for some years now. I tried to interest TiVo in a similar gig a few times - an official blogosphere liaison and full-time, official online rep (TiVoPony, TiVoStephen, TiVoJerry, et al, do a great job, but they have other, primary, duties) - but no dice. (I suppose as long as I'm doing it for free.. ;-) ) Congrats Dave! It sounds like a great fit for you. And now I know whom to bug about Sling info. ;-) (So, buddy, about that SlingCatcher beta...)

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dottey From: dottey Date: February 6th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC) (Permalink)
But you do get some perks for being you... You got to beta test the S3 :-)
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: February 6th, 2007 08:01 pm (UTC) (Permalink)
I wasn't a beta tester (though, if I was I couldn't say I was anyway), but I did get to review it.

TiVo is cool and I've worked with some very cool people there over the years, but there is only so much time I can spend on TiVo stuff and still hold my 'day job', and attempt to have some kind of life. :-) And find time to sleep.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 6th, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC) (Permalink)

dream jobs

I think the perfect jobs are those cnet reviewers. Come on, play with technology all day? How great is that?
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: February 6th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC) (Permalink)

Re: dream jobs

Well, there is more to it than just 'playing', but, yeah, it does seem pretty cool.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 7th, 2007 01:20 am (UTC) (Permalink)

Re: dream jobs

Well, yeah, but any IT guy/gal who gets to have that job will definitely consider a large part of it "playing".
chancelot From: chancelot Date: February 7th, 2007 12:39 am (UTC) (Permalink)
are TiVo and Slingbox affiliated in any way?
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: February 7th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC) (Permalink)
Not to my knowledge.
chancelot From: chancelot Date: February 7th, 2007 12:45 am (UTC) (Permalink)
just curious. As related as they seem to be, I wasn't sure if one was owned by the other. I can't wait to buy a slingbox
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 7th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC) (Permalink)
As you can imagine, I'm extremely psyched to be here. Thanks for the support! -DZ
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: February 7th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC) (Permalink)
Since you're doing this officially now, are you finally going to get a (free) LJ account so you can login and actually post as yourself instead of anonymously? ;-)
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