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Ars Technica — IT Editor
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Covers:  Open Source, Arduino, Web Development, Social Networks, Car Technology, Software, Defense Industry, Internet, Technology, Technology Of Business more ...
Doesn't Cover: Funding Rounds

IT editor at Ars Technica. Baltimoron. Geek Dad. Tech wisacre. Occasional coder and hardware hacker.

Sean Gallagher's Biography

Ars Technica's IT Editor, overseeing enterprise and general information technology coverage. Over 20 years of tech journalism experience, from test lab to news beats. Winner of two American Society of Business Publication Editors awards and one Neal award. Past positions include Managing Editor, InformationWeek Labs; Technology Editor, Baseline Magazine; Editor-in-Chief of Defense Systems.

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American Association of Business Publication Editors National Gold Award

2003 - Case History
With Larry Barrett, for McBusted—a case study of the failure of McDonalds' attempt to computerize the entire business process of its franchisees right down to how often the fryer oil was changed.

What was your first job as a journalist?

As a freelancer, I wrote about trade finance. My first full-time gig was as assistant editor for a DC computer newspaper.

How is social media changing news?

It's an ongoing open conversation with sources and readers. It creates transparency.
Jul 31, 2014

Former NSA director will file “at least” 9 patents to detect malicious hackers by @MeganGeuss" #nosecretsleakedhere

Jul 31, 2014

@rik_ferguson It was tested against all current anti-malware tools with a 0% detection rate. It was discovered only after thorough forensics

Jul 31, 2014

Stealthy new malware snatching credit card data from retailer’s POS systems

Jul 31, 2014

Software is like entropy. It is difficult to grasp, weighs nothing, and obeys the Second Law of Thermodynamics—it always increases (Law #17)

Jul 31, 2014

Augustine's Law #13: There are many highly successful businesses, and many highly paid execs. Don't intermingle the two.

Jul 31, 2014

Augustine's Law #14: After 2015 there will be no airplane crashes, or even takeoffs, b/c electronics will be 100% of every planes's weight.

Jul 31, 2014

CIA boss apologizes for snooping on Senate computers by @dangoodin001 "inconsistent with the common understanding"

Jul 31, 2014

Augustine's Law #16: In 2054, the entire defense budget will purchase just one aircraft, which will have to be shared by AF, Navy

Jul 31, 2014

Air Force wants weapons faster, cheaper as it sees writing on wall Going #agile to avoid #AugustinesLaws

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