Journalist covering/often vexed by computers, gadgets and other things that beep. Read: @YahooFinance, @USATODAYtech, elsewhere. Write:

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Rob Pegoraro tries to make sense of computers, consumer electronics, telecom services, the Internet, software and other things that beep or blink through reporting, reviewing and analysis–from 1999 to 2011 as the Washington Post’s tech columnist, now for a variety of online and print outlets. He ...

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Nov 22, 2017

@KarlBode Once upon a time, I thought the difference between gov't. regulating what companies do to their customers and gov't. regulating citizens directly was something most people had grasped by high school.

Nov 22, 2017

If, OTOH, you're already at your Thanksgiving destination, you've got time to make @bittman's "no-work bread." My notes on it:

Nov 22, 2017

Thanksgiving travel tip: If the airline's flight-status page doesn't show the incoming plane, check at @flightaware. 

Nov 22, 2017

Zero wait for security - even in the non-Pre lanes - for #DCA gates 23-34 five minutes ago. (cc @AdamTuss)

Nov 22, 2017

RT @emptywheel: Tune in tomorrow, when the President engages in a 3 X 280 character rant directed at Drumstick the turkey for being…

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The first keyboard I used was on a manual typewriter, and now I own one myself... largely for ironic purposes.

How is social media changing news?

The conversation with readers about a story no longer starts after you publish that piece; it's now a continuum.

What does it mean to be a journalist?

You're curious, you're in perpetual beta, and your first instinct when something's wrong is to reach for a keyboard (or touchscreen).