Battelle is a Silicon Valley icon who was a founder of Wired magazine, a founder of The Industry Standard, wrote the book on Google. He is an entrepreneurial journalist who started and runs a blog business called Federated Media and is an authoritative source on search engines from his Searchblog perch. But on a hot June day in the back woods of the Deep South:
I realized that beyond the time I spent with my children, or the moments I steal with my wife, I had found a place where the incessant question we all seem driven by was answered. What else might I be doing?