Posts by David Pogue
David Pogue is the new anchor columnist for Yahoo Tech, having been groomed for the position by 13 years as the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. He’s also a monthly columnist for Scientific American and host of science shows on PBS’s “NOVA.” He’s been a correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning” since 2002.
With over 3 million books in print, David is one of the world’s bestselling how-to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the “for Dummies” series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music); in 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes 120 titles.
David graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985, with distinction in Music, and he spent ten years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. He’s won two Emmy awards, two Webby awards, a Loeb award for journalism, and an honorary doctorate in music. He’s been profiled on “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes.” He lives in Connecticut with his wife and three children. His web site is davidpogue.com.
We’re well into the first phase of the Big Data era - the collection age. Data is gushing from the Internet, from our cars, from our phones, from our purchases. It’s being picked up by sensors, RFID tags, cameras, microphones, GPS sensors. And, as nervous, privacy-concerned consumers are well aware, all of that data is being collected as fast as we can generate it.