It is genuine and excellent news to see that Om Malik, as he writes in “Its Time To Transition,” is going independent. His blog is required reading in Silicon Valley, and he’s one of the best journalists I’ve encountered, period.
He’s amused to have been scooped by the ValleyWag blog. This reminds me of when I left the San Jose Mercury News and was also scooped on the news by a blog run by my then-colleagues Matt Marshall and Mike Bazeley. (Maybe it’s near the time for them to take the plunge…)