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Kit Eaton

Portugal/New York
Writer — The New York Times
Covers:  business, science, news, space tech, iphone apps, mobile payments, robots, innovation, smartphones, consumer electronics, social media, tablets

Writer at New York Times, elsewhere. Portugal-based. Tweets=my own, crazy color hair=not. (p.s It's Dr Kit, not Mr...I'm a scientist)

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Red-haired, recovering scientist, writer, photographer, thinker, not a dancer, but am terribly unhappy with filling in biography sections on sites like this. Feeling compelled to make a joke. Can't think of one. Hence will just waffle on a bit about my rather zig-zag career to journalism, mention...

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@Kiteaton — 14,729 followers, 18,201 tweets

Sep 22, 2017

Was lucky enough to see Creep performed in small venue when it wasn’t yet famous. It was memorable, amazing, moving. Everything. #Radiohead

Sep 22, 2017

@allisonscag Was lucky enough to see Creep performed in a tiny venue before it was famous. Amazing :)

Sep 22, 2017

@AlexSteffen Also a problem that journalists tend not to have technical educations—leading to all sorts of misunderstanding, misrepresentation, errors:(

Sep 22, 2017

RT @AlexSteffen: The idea that "science news" is a separate category of news is part of the problem. There's science in almost every…

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Writing for Gizmodo

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I loved typing on one.

How is social media changing news?

Astonishingly, irrevocably, and from the inside out. Immediacy, access and un-verifiability are the watchwords.