Journalist covering/often vexed by computers, gadgets and other things that beep. Read: , , elsewhere. Write: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 may be the only person to have written for both Reader's Digest and Boing Boing.
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Google's cheaper Chromebook: enough of a computer
Galaxy S III: Good Phone, Troubled Android
The Borrow-at-Will, Park-Anywhere Smart Car : Discovery News
Gigabit Internet for $70: the unlikely success of California's Sonic.net
A Store That's The Apple Of Microsoft's Eye : Discovery News
Beatles finally allowing digital downloads on Apple's iTunes
Have you ever used a typewriter?
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).