Taking a cue from young Tom, I should probably mention what the hell I'm on about when I drop hints about a new job; I've accepted a job at Channel 4 as Commissioning Editor for Education, focusing on 14-19 year olds.
Channel 4's Education dept has absolutely the right idea: audiences first. You can see the Education department's mission here: it's geniunely interesting reading. Not what you might expect in conjunction with the word "education". And that's where I get excited: Channel 4 has a public service remit, but its motto is Do It First, Make Trouble, Inspire Change. Now that's the sort of thing that gets me out of bed in the morning, I tell you what.
You'll have an idea already of the sort of things that are going to be catching my eye: interesting uses of game technology, social networks and emerging tech usage, machinima, ARGing, interactive narrative, training, 3D spaces. You name it.
Bloody hell I'm looking forward to it. I have a few more weeks left of my notice period, then it's an extended, wiggly route home from LA to London (we're going west via Asia, our stuff goes east via Greenland), and I start in mid-September.
Ta-da! Right, enough about me, back to listening to Hollywood & Games.