cron.i.cle / [ kron-i-kuhl ] : Middle English, Anglo-Norman cronicle.
n. a chronological record of events; a history. v. to record in or as in a chronicle. origins: 1275–1325; Middle English cronicle < Anglo-French, variant of Old French cronique.
cron / χρόνος : Greek, Cron scheduler.
Cron is most suitable for scheduling repetitive tasks. Scheduling one-time tasks can be accomplished using the associated at utility.Platform: Linux, macOS, FreeBSD Type: Command. origins: cron is from the Greek word for time, χρόνος (chronos).
Cronicle Press Tech News launched in 2019 to cover the historic growth of top-rated tech hub Ann Arbor as it hit critical mass milestones. Pretty soon, we were building bridges covering the underrepresented startup news coming out of Detroit, which was shortly being named the next Silicon Valley and an emerging startup hub to watch by Fortune and Forbes. Cronicle quickly grew the first year even as we were still trying to cover all the software, security, life sciences, and funding news coming out of Ann Arbor, to cover the entire Great Lakes region. We are still brand-new, but barely keeping up with the growth of tech as the Midwest’s first dedicated tech-industry blog between the coasts. There are so many people with so much news to share, but a struggling news industry hasn’t had room to cover it all and we couldn’t keep waiting.
Welcome to Cronicle Press, a tech news blog for the growing Great Lakes Midwest tech scene. Ann Arbor is our home, but it’s just our home base and a starting place to highlight the tremendous growth going on in Midwest tech towns. Please check back for the latest tech news and networking from the Great Lakes, including industry roundtable discussions, event writeups, networking space, and profiles of local companies in software, security, life sciences, biomedical tech, mobility, sustainable energy, and even technology in the arts. In 2020, we are expanding through the Michigan and Great Lakes region, working from regional tech towns like Detroit and Grand Rapids and Lansing to Houghton, Muskegon, and Traverse City (did you know they each have their own startup incubators now?), and adding other Great Lakes regional Midwest tech towns from there.
Cronicle Press was founded by Archie Cowan, the chief technical architect for JSTOR/Ithaka, and tech and wellness editor and journalist Laura K. Cowan, who is also an editor and columnist for Ann Arbor’s Crazy Wisdom Community Journal, and a contributor for The Ann Arbor Observer.
If you would like your tech company featured on Cronicle Press, please contact the editor at laura [at] cronicle.press. We are accepting guest posts, interviewing tech professionals at all levels of the industry, and looking to foster industry discussions on the current tech scene — especially in behind-the-scenes looks at what tech professionals are thinking about and wanting to discuss in their own area of expertise. Our core focus is software, security, and life sciences, but we also incorporate mobility tech and sustainable energy as they connect with the tech industry, and we are covering the story of how startup culture is changing how businesses are built across the U.S.. Thanks for joining us. If you would like your tech company front and center and to support our expansion to keep covering tech in-depth in an underserved space, please contact us about sponsorship opportunities.