How the year's most promising technologists are chosen, and why we insist on their youth.
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Editor in Chief and Publisher
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
What is Facebook doing with its unprecedentedly large network?
They promise to change the world. But how will their development be funded?
What the TR50 companies have in common.
Tomorrow's breakthroughs will demand the revival of American manufacturing.
Emulate the methods and values of Apple's late cofounder.
Did social media matter in the Arab Spring? We sent a reporter to ask the revolutionaries.
Human systems are not infinitely adaptable.
How we choose the "10 Emerging Technologies."
By itself, perhaps not. But as an innovator, maybe.