I was tempted to open this blog with a clever quote about technology or about introductions in general, maybe something from Einstein or Wilde or Marconi, but then I thought the best way to introduce myself is simply to say, "Hey there, fellow tech talker."

I'm the new science and technology correspondent at CBS News, and I'd like this blog to be a transparent dialogue of ideas and opinions. I've spent the last 15 years covering science and technology in some form, working for places like The Vancouver Sun, CTV, and CNN. For more you can just click here. But in all my years of being plugged into the digital world I've never maintained a blog, so I hope I can do justice to this one.

To get things rolling, I'm an avid reader of sites like Gizmodo, Engadget, Slashdot, CNET and Red Herring, and I'd love to hear about your favorite sites to get your daily tech news.

(Did you hear about Google's plan to film the universe?)