Michael Arrington has been a Web 2.0 lightning rod over the past year, announcing he plans to break every embargo he wants, attacking PR people and even banning the Associated Press. To his credit, he’s dealt with a lot of people willing to do almost anything to appear in TechCrunch, but from an outside perspective, it seemed like he always enjoyed the fight.
Apparently Arrington has had enough. While at a conference somone walked over to him and spit in his face, which was his sign that he (finally) needed to take a vacation. Arrington will be writing stories through this week, then plans to take a vacation to a beach without his iPhone to determine what he will do next:
I’ve decided the right thing to do is take some time off and get a better perspective on what I’m spending my life doing. I’ll be taking most of February off from writing, and decide what the best future for me is while sitting on a beach somewhere far away from my iPhone and laptop. I’ll be continuing to write this week and cover news from the World Economic Forum in Davos, then I’ll take time off starting next week.