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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.
Sep 20, 2014

@MitchWagner All over the place in D.C.! They're one of my daughter's favorite foods.

Sep 20, 2014

Confused to see non-Latino New Yorkers needing an explanation of the pupusa. The Salvadorean community here isn't as big as around D.C.?

Sep 20, 2014

Cowing's slide show keeps getting interrupted by computing snafus. You'd think that at Maker Faire, somebody could fix that...

Sep 20, 2014

Watching @KeithCowing talk about his crowdfunded campaign to revive the ISEE-3 space probe: "We had somebody mail us in coins." #WMF14

Sep 20, 2014

Bicycle wheel + cassette tape + hacked Walkman. Take a bow, Adam Matta.

Sep 20, 2014

@edbott @dsilverman Yup. After reviewing enough different phones, I dialed back my first-take judgments of software keyboards.

Sep 20, 2014

Spending my day at the enormous nerd trap known as @makerfaire. Say hi if you see me! #WMF14

Sep 19, 2014

If you need a mission statement of some sort, you could do a lot worse than "I Will Dare." Good show tonight, @TheReplacements.

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