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Next door to Washington, DC
Freelance Technology Journalist
Covers:  Digital Culture, Telecom, Gadgets, Tech Policy, Smartphones, Consumer Electronics, Computers, Social Media, Internet
Doesn't Cover: Software, Enterprise

Journalist who covers/is often vexed by computers, gadgets and other things that beep. Seen at @YahooTech, @USATODAYtech, and elsewhere.

Rob Pegoraro's Biography

Rob Pegoraro tries to make sense of computers, consumer electronics, telecom services, the Internet, software and other things that beep or blink through reporting, reviewing and analysis–from 1999 to 2011 as the Washington Post’s tech columnist, now for a variety of online and print outlets. He may be the only person to have written for both Reader's Digest and Boing Boing.

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Have you ever used a typewriter?

The first keyboard I used was on a manual typewriter, and now I own one myself... largely for ironic purposes.

How is social media changing news?

The conversation with readers about a story no longer starts after you publish that piece; it's now a continuum.
Jul 24, 2014

Correct answer! (But did you peek at the @ggwash post first?) RT @georgepieler: @robpegoraro Hughes Tower (Antenna)?

Jul 24, 2014

Trivia question any broadcast geek should be able to answer: What's the tallest structure in D.C.?…

Jul 24, 2014

Fellow old-house types with home-improvement leftovers taking up space: Your local @Habitat_org may make house calls:…

Jul 24, 2014

Friend's tip on Facebook: If an iPhone car charger starts to smoke, "do NOT pull it out of the iPhone by touching the exposed wires." #TMYK

Jul 24, 2014

Unsolicited @ToyotaFinancial credit-card offer sent to somebody at "[our home address] 3." Been ~15 years since our home was a group house.

Jul 24, 2014

@kziel @e_russell Past time to lock United and MWAA reps in a windowless room in C/D until they sign a deal to build a replacement.

Jul 24, 2014

@e_russell @united They didn't mention the dreadful state of the C/D concourse at IAD, did they?

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