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Tech journalist named Time editor at large

February 10, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Harry McCracken, who founded Technologizer and was editor of PC World, has been named an editor at large at Time magazine, reports Jim Romenesko.

Time managing editor Rick Stengel, in a memo obtained by Romenesko, writes, “Harry is a legend in the technology world and has been a terrific asset for TIME as a contributor to the magazine and TIME.com. His expertise is matched only by his versatility: he writes long, writes short, knows the inventors and the consumers, offers the expert product review and then the high altitude perspective on the forces that are changing the industry and the culture. He writes in a clear, conversational style that is appreciated by both techies and Luddites. In his new role, his talents will be showcased even more in the pages of TIME and on TIME.com, where his Technologizer site will have a new home.

“Prior to founding Technologizer in 2008, McCracken served as editor in chief of PC World, the world’s largest computer magazine, and its website, PCWorld.com. He has won awards for his writing and editing from American Business Media, ASBPE, MIN and the Western Publishing Association, and was named to the ‘Folio 40’ list of media movers and shakers and as one of MIN’s 21 Most Intriguing People. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance chose him as best tech gadget guru, and TechRepublic called him the #1 techie to follow on Twitter. He has also appeared as a tech expert on many TV and radio outlets, including the BBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC and the History Channel, and collaborated with Dateline NBC on a multi-state investigation into PC repair services.”

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