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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 22, 2014

How does the PLA show that it's not corrupt? Give reporter Big Macs!…

Jul 22, 2014

@AvunitAnon I'm pretty sure some people called Daniel Ellsberg a jerk too. And he may be. But it's moot.

Jul 21, 2014

Another ERP system failure writ large: Senate committee report excoriates Air Force for IT incompetence

Jul 20, 2014

But you need the complete set, with IFF. Otherwise, you're just being crazy.

Jul 20, 2014

Personally, I think we'd all be safer if we had a Buk antiaircraft launcher in our neighborhood. #sarcasm

Jul 20, 2014

@billmaher @nrawayne and I say that as a former NRA member, and a supporter of a well-regulated militia.

Jul 20, 2014

.@billmaher dealing w/ Hamas is more like dealing with any group who use anything you say, do to as justification of cause. Like @NraWayne

Jul 20, 2014

Shock comedian tweets something shocking, shocking Slate. RT @Slate: Bill Maher tweets horrible thing about women:

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