I'm a journalist thrilled to be living during the greatest revolution in communications in human history. A hundred years from now, historians will be fascinated to look back and wonder what it was like to live during this time of such sweeping transformations in life, work, and culture.
The rise of the internet is democratizing the flow of information in ways that are empowering citizens, students, entrepreneurs, thinkers, creators, and workers in virtually every industry. As a result, it's now much more difficult for small groups of people to control markets or oppress their fellow citizens. If you have a great idea or a better way of doing things, you can now quickly and inexpensively share it with the world. And, if enough people gravitate to it, then you can start a business, create an industry, change a policy, topple a corrupt regime, or start a cultural phenomenon.
That's the stuff I love to talk about, think about, and write about. I'm especially interesting in the revolution in technology, new media, and social media.
I work in the internet division of CBS as the Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic as well as the Global Long Form Editor across ZDNet and TechRepublic in the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. I write about the game-changing technology topics, companies, and products and how they are transforming the ways people live and work in the 21st century.