I have a fascination with technology, but not for its own sake. I want to do something with it. That fascination has led me over the last two decades to research and write countless news stories, how-tos, articles, and books about where utility and technology intersect to form something new and, I hope, interesting.
I am the editor and publisher of The Magazine. I am also one of the writers of the Babbage blog at the Economist, a regular contributor to BoingBoing, and a contributor to other publications. I won on Jeopardy! twice in October 2012!
My first Mac was a Plus, and my current are a Mac mini and MacBook Air.
I was trained as a typesetter on optical typesetting equipment, have worked with letterpress, offset, and more, and was once an expert on halftoning.