Philip Elmer-Dewitt

Philip Elmer-DeWitt (born September 8, 1949) is an

Background

Elmer-DeWitt was born in Boston and raised on Moon Hill Rd. in Lexington, Massachusetts. He graduated from Oberlin College and studied English literature at the University of California, Berkeley and journalism at Columbia University.[4] He worked as a computer programmer and technical writer for Bolt Beranek and Newman[5] in the late '60s, wrote mathematical games for McGraw-Hill in the early 1970s and copy-edited textbooks and scientific monographs for Academic Press in the late '70s..

Career highlights

Elmer-DeWitt joined TIME in 1979 and wrote nearly 500 stories for the magazine, including a dozen cover stories. He launched two sections—Computers and Technology—before being made a senior editor. He edited more than 150 Time cover stories, including the issues that named AIDS researcher David Ho Time's 1996 Man of the Year and Albert Einstein the Person of the Century. His interviews include Steve Jobs,[6] Bill Gates,[7] William Gibson,[8] Elmore Leonard [9] and Anita Roddick.[10] He was also the author of the controversial Cyberporn cover story.[11] In commenting on that episode, Declan McCullagh excoriated Elmer-DeWitt for multiple "misrepresentations and errors," "logical fallacies," reporting in a "deceptive manner," and "[refusing] to acknowledge the many errors" in the story.[12]

Elmer-DeWitt helped start [1] TIME.com,[13] and organized [14] TIME -sponsored scientific conferences on genetics [15] (2003), obesity [16](2004) and global health.[17]

In January 2007, he joined to write full time for the Web.

Select works from Time

  • The Rio [3]
  • Sex in America [4]
  • [5]
  • [6]
  • Bards of the Net [7]
  • [8]
  • The [10]

Quotes

  • Philip Elmer DeWitt
  • Word of the Day

References

External links

  • Apple 2.0: Mac news from outside the reality distortion field
  • Interview on The Pipeline with Dan Benjamin
  • Interview on The Critical Path with Horace Dediu
  • Interview on The Distraction
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • Internet Movie Database
  • The Navigator: Elmer-DeWitt at Business 2.0
  • Magazine Website
  • Magazine Website
  • Philip Elmer-DeWitt "Invasion of the Data Snatchers", Time Magazine, Sep. 26, 1988, pp. 62–67
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