To complement our list of young innovators, here are several who have been at it for decades.
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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
From different angles, two of our feature stories explore the role of humans in an automated world.
A letter to John Stuart Mill about the limits of what may be shown or said on the Web.
Microsoft’s CEO explains what Windows 8 means to his company.
The technologies of composition, not new media, inspire innovations in literary styles and forms.
Beginning in June, our emphases as a media company will change. The most important changes need your input.
The CEO of Dropbox explains why simplicity is so hard to achieve.
Emulate the methods and values of Apple's late cofounder.
By itself, perhaps not. But as an innovator, maybe.
WikiLeaks wants to undermine states and corporations by interfering with their ability to "think." It may not survive, but its innovations will be imitated.