Ken Norton recently started a blog, just a few weeks before leaving Yahoo! for JotSpot. This is definitely worth keeping an eye on. Ken's one of those quiet and very smart people that's a great asset to any tech company. He probably understands the technology and company's business more than many of the folks who specialize in one or the other. Most recently, he was our main man on tagging in Search.

While I was sad that Ken left Yahoo (many of us were), I'm glad to see him going to such a great company. I think there's an excellent future for JotSpot. I look forward to seeing where they go from here.

It's good to see you writing, Ken.

Posted by jzawodn at May 03, 2005 07:14 AM

Reader Comments
# dan said:

You wrote, "While that Ken left Yahoo (many of us were)," but something's missing.

I'm guessing you meant something along the lines of, "While I'm disappointed/sad/bummed that Ken left Yahoo..."

on May 3, 2005 09:13 AM
# Ken Norton said:

Hey Jeremy,

Thanks a lot for the kind words. While it was difficult to leave, one of the the things that made it a bit easier was knowing folks like you will be there to push the company forward and keep everyone honest.


on May 3, 2005 09:30 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:


You're right. I've fixed that typo.


on May 3, 2005 09:53 AM
# Beach said:

Ken helped me to get unstuck. To really flip the way I've been thinking. I was in a rut and listening to Ken helped me break free of that. I always had new ideas and had been considered "creative," but the flow was slowing to a trickle. Ken's talk on web 2.0 last year woke me up and I'm very grateful for that. I realized that anything is possible here. And we need to champion the user expereience in way we havne't in the past. I'm "sad, bummed, disappointed, etc." he left, but I'm grateful he kicked me in the ass, whether he knows it or not.

on May 3, 2005 10:52 AM
# GrumpY! said:

Ken is a great guy but has dropped slightly in my esteem by following all of the idiots indulging their inner teenage girl with all of this "dear diary" navel-gazing me-me-me-me-me-me crap.

Whatever happened to strong and silent? Discretion? Why is it everyone feels the liberty to go on a tirrade every time they leave a company? Whatever happened to doing your bit and leaving quietly with dignity?

If I ever start a company, I will toss any resume of anyone who lists a blog. This will soon become common practice.

on May 6, 2005 10:08 AM
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