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John Markoff

Born: 24-Oct-1949
Birthplace: Oakland, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: New York Times computer guy

"Today, we literally swim in a sea of silicon." -- December 1996

"To my mind, it's not clear yet whether blogging is anything more than CB radio." -- October 2003

Wife: Leslie Terzian-Markoff

    University: BA Sociology, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA (1971)
    University: MA Sociology, University of Oregon (1976)
    Teacher: Stanford University (2002-)

    The New York Times (1988-2016)
    The San Francisco Examiner (1984-88)
    The San Jose Mercury News Columnist (1983-85)
    Byte West Coast Technical Editor (1984-85)
    Infoworld Reporter (1981-83)
    International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
    World Technology Network

    Freedom Downtime (22-Sep-2001) · Himself

Author of books:
The Highest Cost of High Tech: The Dark Side of the Chip (1985, nonfiction, with Len Seigel)
Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier (1991, nonfiction, with Katie Hafner)
Takedown: The Pursuit And Capture Of Kevin Mitnick (1996, nonfiction, with Tsutomu Shimomura)
What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry (2005, nonfiction)

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