For those of you who have been around since the days of black and white TV, you may recall the program the Lone Ranger. The program revolved around a Texas Ranger who almost lost his life at the hands of outlaws and was subsequently nursed back to health by an Indian friend named Tonto. The Lone Ranger then wore a mask to protect his identity while he and Tonto did works of good. One of the most notable memories of the TV program was that after the Lone Ranger and Tonto did a deed of good, the person[s] who received the good works would ask the question, ‘who was that masked man?’ and something to indicate that they didn’t get his [the Lone Ranger's] name.
So was it with the Boy Genius. The boy/man behind the name remained hidden as the Boy Genius did his blogging and was most notable for taking on the industry mobile executives and how they would purposely release products and call them ‘leaks.’ Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Think Apple!
But the man has now been identified as Jonathan Geller, who last Monday sold his blog, Boy Genius Reports, to Mail.com in a multimillion dollar deal. The blog gets about 1.5 million readers a month and will be renamed once the deal clears.
Jonathan has reached the dream that some bloggers strive for and that is to make it to the top of the heap. Good job, Jonathan, and congrats on your million dollar plus deal.