As Larry Dignan said in his blog this morning over on our sister site ZDNet:
"Nothing like scanning the headlines and finding out your parent company has been acquired."
Our parent company, CNET Networks, was just acquired by CBS.
I don't know the implications of all this yet, but I do know that this will be the 6th company sale I've been part of in my 20 years in the tech publishing industry. I'm thinking about switching to a career in something more predictable, like fast food or beer.
Although everyone involved at the executive level at both CNET and CBS are pretty excited about the deal, it's hard for me to get past "What's this mean for TechRepublic and, in turn, ME?" Maybe, as one of my colleagues suggested, "CSI: TechRepublic"?
Don't know what it means yet. Stay tuned.
Toni Bowers is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.