Another Mainstream Media Castoff Joins TechCrunch: Welcome Paul Carr

Two weeks ago the venerable UK newspaper The Guardian, facing budget cuts, fired new media columnist and author Paul Carr. Their loss is our gain – he now works for TechCrunch.

Most recently Carr wrote a weekly column for The Guardian called Not Safe For Work. He’s known for his bitingly sarcastic enthusiasm for tech companies. A classic post was this summary of last year’s Le Web conference in Paris (he and organizer Loic Le Meur are somehow now good friends).

Carr has also written numerous books. His most recent, Bringing Nothing To The Party: True Confessions Of A New Media Whore, is a bizarre story of his not-entirely-successful attempt to become a famous Internet billionaire. He is also working on his next book, which he says “is about the year I spent living virtually as a digital nomad. Think Down And Out In Paris And London meets Fear And Loathing In, well, everywhere.”

Carr will write a weekly column for TechCrunch and TechCrunch Europe each Saturday morning. Look for his first post at the end of this week. You may also see his name pop up from time to time on other posts as well.

Welcome, Paul.