Who We Are
Gadget Wisdom was founded in September of 2006. Why? To talk about Tech…about what we’re interested in. We started with our slogan…”Guide to a Tech-Savvy Lifestyle without Emptying Your Wallet,” which evolved to, “Living a Tech-Filled Lifestyle without Emptying Your Wallet.” What does that mean to us? An outlet for our obsessions in tech.
We want to be eco-friendly. We don’t always succeed, but we are willing to invest money and time trying to use less and be more efficient. Simplicity is a surprisingly superior goal to complexity.
We have issues with Microsoft and Apple. The same reasons, in fact. We admire some of what they do, but a company with so much control and a desire to restrict the user to maintain it does get our skepticism. So, you will see a focus on free and open-source options, which is not only economical, but allows the user to contribute to the process. We primarily use Fedora Linux, but do touch on other Linux distributions.
All of this puts us in a unique position and perspective, one we hope you’ll enjoy. We try to provide a clear and consistent voice amidst the many tech pundits out there.
It all began in 2006 at a retreat in upstate New York. Sitting around a table, a group of individuals with unique and varied knowledge who had known each other for years decided to get into online content as a serious endeavor. The idea was simple. Put up a site on a topic of interest, everyone would contribute stories, which would be edited for consistency. A few ads would be added for profit, and we would build the brands exponentially.
The name Gadget Wisdom came because of availability. Simply, it was available, it is distinctive, and it allows for a lot of freedom. And with the previously launched Flight Wisdom Blog, we already had started developing with the name.
Guru at Gadget Wisdom
Now, any group effort requires some coordination. And thus, we have our editor. Guru as a handle just sounded good. A guru is “one who is regarded as having great knowledge, wisdom and authority in a certain area, and who uses it to guide others“. What better name was there? He has a background in technology that dates back to his first Commodore 64, and has experimented with a variety of different things over the years.
The Rest of The Team
The rest of the Gadget Wisdom team has declined to write bios at this time, but consist of programmers and other interested hobbyists who contribute to our overall dialogue. If you are interested in contributing, we do take submissions from individuals, as opposed to companies.
The FTC requires all bloggers to disclose any gifts or perks they’ve received from outside sources. If such a gift is received, we will disclose it. We eagerly await someone offering us one. Any takers? A review unit would be nice.
Any thoughts expressed are our own, and, except as noted or attributed, are not those of any other organization/corporation/etc.