Husted, former Atlanta paper tech columnist, dies at 71
Bill Husted, former Technobuddy columnist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, has died at the age of 71.
Husted wrote the column for the business section for 15 years before accepting the paper’s buyout offer and leaving in August 2008.
Husted started writing the Technobuddy column in 1993, and it appeared in newspapers around the country such as The Austin American-Statesman and the Columbus Dispatch. He also wrote a second tech column, a Q&A, that also appears in newspapers such as the Miami Herald and the St. Louis Post Dispatch.
Husted joined the paper in August 1990. He was also a tech reporter, a line editor and editor of the paper’s old Personal Technology section.
Husted came to the Atlanta paper after running an in-house advertising agency for Bear Creek Corp. and working at two other ad shops.
Before that, he worked at the Arkansas Democrat, now the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, in Little Rock as city editor and was briefly an assistant managing editor. He was also a general assignment reporter at the paper. He also worked at the Russellville Courier-Democrat in Arkansas for one year.