Danny is a legend in the search community from the early days. In what some called the early days of blogging (before blog software) Danny was one of the first independent journalists to come out and dominate a niche. As it turns out a kick-ass niche – “search”. I remember Danny from my days when I founded Labrador Software then at Realnames. I was actively involved with all the search engines and calls to Danny. In 2000 I presented a keynote at Search Engine Watch with Craig Silverstein from Google and other search executives from Altavista, and Inktomi. He was the leader in search journalism.
Danny will be remembered for pioneering independent search coverage and more importantly architecting and building the search community. Best of luck to Danny in his new ventures. More coverage here here and techmeme