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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.
Aug 27, 2014

@TheFree_Lance The verbification of that phrase into "dogfooding" is so deliberately strange I almost like it.

Aug 27, 2014

Was close to using the tech-biz cliche "on your team" in an e-mail, but replaced that with "in your shop." You're welcome.

Aug 26, 2014

One thing Facebook forgot to fix before force-feeding Messenger (Android) to users: give them more than 3 lines in which to compose a reply.

Aug 26, 2014

@jeffcarp That said, as a self-employed individual I already have no trouble discerning my tax expenses.

Aug 26, 2014

@jeffcarp Correct. But nothing's stopping vendors from disclosing that, and I've yet to find a hotel or airline that didn't break it out.

Aug 26, 2014

@happysquid Right, but that wiki is only two weeks old. This situation has been going on for years.

Aug 26, 2014

Good point by @mathewi about journos ignoring @reddit. But some shy away after getting banned for sharing their work.…

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