Preston Gralla is the award-winning author of 20 books, including
How Wireless Works, How To Expand and Upgrade PCs, and The
Complete Idiot’s Guide to Protecting Yourself Online. He is an executive
editor and columnist for CNet and ZDNet; is a technology columnist
for the Dallas Morning News; and has written about technology
for many magazines and newspapers, including USA Today, PC
Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Boston Magazine, PC/Computing,
Computerworld, and FamilyPC among many others. Gralla has won
several writing and editing awards, including one from the
Computer Press Association for the best feature article in a computer
As a well-known expert on computers and the Internet, he has appeared
frequently on numerous TV and radio shows and networks,
including the CBS Early Show, CNN, National Public Radio’s All
Things Considered, MSNBC, CNBC, TechTV, and CNet Radio.
He was the founding managing editor of the well-known newspaper
PC Week and a founding editor of PC/Computing. Under his editorship,
PC/Computing was a finalist for General Excellence from the
National Magazine Awards.
Gralla lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife Lydia, children
Gabriel and Mia, and a rabbit named Polichinelle. He also
writes the free Gralla’s Internet Insider email newsletter. To subscribe
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