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WaPo biz staff starts an IT blog

October 19, 2006

The Washington Post technology and media reporters are starting a blog about information technology, according to the first post on Thursday by Frank Ahrens.

Frank AhrensAhrens wrote, “You’ll also be hearing from assistant technology editor Sam Diaz, as well as tech reporters Sara Kehaulani Goo, Mike Musgrove, Yuki Noguchi, Alan Sipress and who knows who else eventually. Each reporter has their own beats, and their own voice, and each will bring you dispatches and smart takes from the intersection of technology and culture.

“Today, we’re all techies, even if we consider ourselves Luddites. Even if you take pride in not having cable TV (which, by the way, I don’t understand, especially if you’re a journalist, but that’s a conversation for another day), I bet you have a cell phone or a BlackBerry. Or both. Even if you can’t figure out how to put toner in the office copier, you might be a whiz at programming your TiVo. Even if you have only a clock radio in your bedroom, I bet you noticed the satellite radio in your last rental car or bought your kid an iPod.

“The point is, this century is all about the Great Interface.

“This blog will not only examine how hardware interfaces with software, but more importantly, how the whole shebang interfaces with wetware — our brains. We invent technology. In turn, it changes us, in ways both gross and subtle. Fewer things are more fascinating — and befuddling and overwhelming and even scary – than the collision of humans and technology.”

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