The director of Microsoft Research defends the company's past, present, and future.
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I'm the editor in chief and the publisher of MIT Technology Review. That means I direct the editorial, platform development, and general business strategy of the company's digital and print publications, as well as our events.
Before joining MIT Technology Review in 2004, I was the editor in chief of a now-vanished biotechnology magazine I founded. Between 1996 and 2002, I was the editor of Red Herring magazine, which the Wall Street Journal called the "bible of the dot.com boom." I grew up on a farm in Northern California, where my mother raised game birds for the restaurants of San Francisco, but I was educated in England, at Harrow School and Oxford University. Consequently, my accent wanders alarmingly.
Jason Pontin's Stories
The second part of our interview with Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of C++.
Bjarne Stroustrup, the inventor of the C++ programming language, defends his legacy and examines what's wrong with most software code.
Danny Hillis talks about the real-world challenges of creating artificially intelligent machines.
Where traditional magazines are better than the web.
What successful young technologists know
A pioneer of quantum computing believes the universe is a quantum computer.
Catastrophic climate change is not inevitable. We possess the technologies that could forestall global warming. Why can't we use them?
Pip Coburn was a star research analyst during the Internet boom. Today, he thinks the entire industry has to change.
When a company trespasses upon its customers' privacy, it should expect outrage.