Hamish McKenszie, who provided the occasional sign of life in an otherwise algae-clogged editorial pro-corporate dead zone, has left PandoDaily for a PR gig at Tesla Motors, multiple sources tell me (and his LinkedIn confirms). Leaving Pando to join an actual startup—Sarah Lacy must be weeping with pride.

You might remember McKenszie from his excellent, thorough write-up of FWD.us. You might also remember him from "Why Elon Musk is right to fight the media," which suddenly now makes a lot more sense.