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Biography

I’ve been on the front lines of the Internet and technology revolutions as a tech columnist, editor and award-winning reporter since the mid-1990s.

I cover technology for TwinCities.com, a MediaNews Group and Digital First Media online property, and its St. Paul Pioneer Press dead-tree counterpar...

What was your first job as a journalist?

A summer internship at The Circulating Pines, a community newspaper in Circle Pines, Minn., was my first paying gig.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Heck, yeah. That's how I wrote all my college papers in the late 1980s, until I switched to IBM PCs and Apple Macintosh machines.

How is social media changing news?

To quote a famed tech phrase, "real artists ship." That is, publishing is a continual process, no longer a daily one.