The Best of Technology Writing 2008

Clive Thompson, Editor

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About the Book

The Best of Technology Writing 2008 proves that technology writing is a bona fide literary genre with some of the most stylish, compelling, and just plain readable work in journalism today.

The third volume in this annual series, The Best of Technology Writing 2008 covers a fascinating mix of topics—from a molecular gastronomist’s recipe for the perfect gin and tonic; to “the Mechanism,” an ancient Greek artifact that might be the world’s first laptop computer; to social media, privacy, and what is possibly the biggest generation gap since rock ‘n’ roll.

Featuring contributions from:

  • Ted Allen
  • Michael Behar
  • Caleb Crain
  • Julian Dibbell
  • Cory Doctorow
  • David Glenn
  • Thomas Goetz
  • Charles Graeber
  • Alex Hutchinson
  • Walter Kirn
  • Robin Mejia
  • Emily Nussbaum
  • Ben Paynter
  • Jeffrey Rosen
  • John Seabrook
  • Cass R. Sunstein

About the Editor

One of the world’s most acclaimed and accomplished science and technology journalists, Clive Thompson writes regularly for the New York Times Magazine, Wired, New York Magazine, and other publications. He also runs the wildly popular tech-culture blog Collision Detection.