So who's this new guy anyway?
You’ve surely noticed that Jaanus, our Revered Staple O’ Skype Blogs, has dropped off the radar screen. Was he captured alongside Finnish fishermen in Iranian waters? Cryogenically frozen in a doomsday vault to tell the Skype story to 32nd-century earthlings? Yes to all of the above, probably. But the official version is this: after three years at Skype, he’s taking a summer off and will then plunge into the Human Computer Interaction Master’s program at Carnegie Mellon. If this sounds like Chuvash to you, here’s an explainer: Besides hydrogen chloride, HCI really stands for “usability”. Anyway, let’s give a big hand to Jaanus for what he’s done for us. We’ll miss ‘im.
To add to your pain, here’s a few words about me. The New Guy.
]]>I’ve been at Skype since autumn 2006 and I do a few things here and there for the PR crew. Yes, I’m a PR flack. If you’re in possession of multi-warhead intercontinental missiles, here are my coordinates: (umm, actually no. THAT would be a bad idea)
In my previous incarnations, I’ve worked on the Skype account for our Estonian PR agency, been a staff writer for the Prague Post, the Czech Republic’s English-language weekly, reported on world events for Radio Free Europe, followed the brave gilded world of European venture capital and cash-burning start-ups for a now-defunct Sweden-based dotcom, and headed a news-focused radio station in Estonia. I think that’s more info than anyone needs. See you around!