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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 architect of the nuclear bomb believed technology had an irresistible momentum.
Kevin Rose, founder of Digg.com, talks about why it's good that the site is out of control.
The collision of virtual reality and mapping brings excitement to cyberspace.
Did D-Wave really demonstrate "the world's first commercial quantum computer"?
How it influences the imagination of technologists.
A cofounder of Blinkx explains why Internet video matters and how his company can contribute to its growth.
The director of Microsoft Research defends the company's past, present, and future.
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.