Dan Tynan

Modern Family Columnist, Yahoo! News


Award-winning journalist, editor, satirist, and international man of mystery.

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Satire It Management Security Iphone Apps Politics Gadgets Privacy Education Family Internet Technology Facebook Social Media Twitter

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Feminine Hygiene Products Yankees Gluten The Large Hadron Collider

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1999 - Single Topic Series, Best Single Issue
OK, I didn't win. But I was a finalist twice -- once for a series on Internet Privacy that ran in PC World in 1998 (I was special issue editor), one for the September 2002 issue of Popular Science (I wrote one of the features for that one, which was nominated for best single issue). Does that count? The good news: I got to sit right behind Martha Stewart at the 1999 awards ceremony. You wouldn't know it to look at her on TV, but she has a caboose the size of Montana.

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What was your first job as a journalist?
You mean one that paid in actual currency, not just coffee and snacks? That would be copyeditor at Infoworld, back in the previous century.
Have you ever used a typewriter?
Yes, I am that friggin' old. Hell, I used a *manual* typewriter. Smith Corona. I still remember how Wite-Out smells (and get a little woozy).

Twitter Feed

@TripCase Apologies to Tripcase. I confused it with a similarly named app, which is why it didn't work with my phone. #stupideditortricks
RT @Pogue: Awesome, crystal-clear @YahooTech guide to canceling your cable TV. What, exactly, are your options for TV then? http://t.co/CuK…
@whimseysgirl hey, do you have time to chat by phone this week re minecraft & parents for my @YahooTech column? DM me. thanx.
@Gogo well, your customer service is fast and efficient, even if your connections may not always be. thanx for responding so promptly.
@Gogo connection still painfully slow & unreliable. price of gogo in-flight internet has gone steadily up, but the quality has gone down
@Gogo just DM'd you twice. no error messages. some pages load.... slowly. gmail doesn't work at all. Live support doesn't either.
I've never missed my first 2400-baud modem until I signed up for @gogo inflight internet. I paid $22 for this? why not just call it GoSlow?
RT @cablefreedom: The average American now pays nearly US$100 a month for cable TV, according to the NPD Group via @tynanwrites #cutthecord
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