Michael Kwan Joins The TechZone

Most John Chow dot Com readers know him as the comment whore because he shows up on a bunch of blogs that run the Top Commentator plugin. Michael Kwan is currently number 3 on this blog, number 2 on Stephen Fung’s blog, and number 1 on Ed Lau’s blog. The only blog where Kwan is not on the top commentator list is on his blog, but this is only because I told him to remove his name from the list.

Michael Kwan is a professional freelance writer based out of my hometown of Vancouver. Being a freelance writer in Canada basically translates to, “Will write for food, God bless.” Since I didn’t want Michael starving, I offered him the position of hardware editor at The TechZone.

As a TTZ editor, Michael gets to play with some of the coolest tech gadgets in the world. Here’s a sampling of the reviews he has written for The TechZone so far.

In addition to writing for TTZ and spamming filling my blog with comments, Michael finds time to write for his blog, which has proof that I am the root of all evil.

29 thoughts on “Michael Kwan Joins The TechZone”

  1. Jane May says:

    He gets cool gadgets too??? Gosh!!! LUUUUCKYYY!!!

    Congrats on the position Michael! Nothing better than to have a professional writer in your corner.

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      Unfortunately, I don’t get to keep the gadgets. Yes, John is that evil. It’s like tempting a child with candy, letting them lick it just once, and then snatching it away suddenly, laughing at them the entire time. That said, I get similar treatment at Mobile Magazine, where I also write.

      1. Jane May says:

        You get teased at Mobil Magazine too…man, i don’t envy you one bit. I so visualize the little kid with candy analogy, I’m still chuckling…this is me chuckling πŸ˜†

      2. Leftblank says:

        Nicely done man, quite evil though you don’t get to keep those cool gadgets, but at least you’ll see some pretty new and expensive stuff coming by, I suppose.

        1. Even though you don’t get to keep them, you still get to check them out and play with them! That would so cool – I’m envious!

  2. Michael Kwan says:

    Thanks John for the opportunity. While I still believe you are the root of all evil, you’re the one that signs my paycheque (as it is spelled in Canada) so…. I guess I just sold my soul to the devil. 😈

    1. Leftblank says:

      If he pays well that shouldn’t be a problem πŸ™„

      1. πŸ˜† By that train of thought, if the Devil paid well….

  3. HMTKSteve says:

    Is this another benefit of being a top commentator on John’s blog???

    1. Yeah right?! I need to start spamming more πŸ˜‰

      Just kidding – John please don’t shoot me with your laser eyes!

  4. Ajith says:

    I visited his site and found thaat he had already commented on my Blog about AGLOCO.
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  5. Edward says:

    Congrat Michael ! πŸ˜€
    How is the feeling of playing with those tech gadgets ?

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      Well, it’s not a new experience for me, per se, because I’ve been doing a similar thing with Mobile Magazine for almost a year now. For MM, I do more MP3 players, cell phones, and that kind of thing though.

  6. oscarsito says:

    Having l33t writing skills payed off πŸ˜‰

  7. Ryan says:

    I hope the root of all evil is paying you well!


  8. Looks like a good choice to add him on. His site/content seems pretty good.

  9. Jack says:

    Hey, while your giving out jobs, poor Canadian university student, will work for food or world of warcraft game cards.

  10. Tyler says:

    Oh WoW game cards. I could use one of those too πŸ˜‰

    Mr.Kwan hope ya have fun writing for TTZ! I’ll have to check TTZ a bit more often like I used to I guess.

  11. Debbie says:

    Congrats, Michael. Can I have a job doublechecking your copy so I can play with all the cool gadgets, too?

  12. Scott Howard says:

    Congratulations Michael, I hope all works out. I am always interested in hardware since I use it on an everyday basis working PC Support. Sounds like a cool job.

  13. HMTKSteve says:

    So… Any more job opportunities coming up? How about an editor to catch all of those spelling errors in your posts? πŸ™‚

  14. Gary says:

    Congrats on the new Position! So does that mean you get to play with the iphone before everyone?

    1. Michael Kwan says:

      If John gets it. πŸ™‚

  15. Congratulations on the new gig, Michael. There’s certainly nothing better than being a freelancer, ahem, starving artist when you have John Chow throwing some fabulous dinner scraps your way.

    Perhaps you can employ the ‘distract, snatch and dispatch’ technique to pass me over some of that creme brulee ;p

    I look forward to reading your future articles. Perhaps you’ll make a techie head out of me yet!


    1. Michael Kwan says:

      Who knows, he might even be willing to splurge and treat me to a salad roll at pho! πŸ˜†

  16. derrich says:

    Congrats, Michael…I think. πŸ˜›

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