About the Authors

Brad King earned his master’s from the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2000. While there, he won the Wired magazine “Excellence in Technology Writing” award. After graduating, he worked for Wired and Wired.com. In 2004, he was the producer and senior editor for the MIT Technology Review Web operation. He’s been an advisory board member for South by Southwest Interactive for more than a decade. King is currently the co-director of Ball State University’s Center for Emerging Media Design & Development, and an associate professor of journalism.

John Borland has been writing about technology and its effects on popular culture, politics, and communication since the mid-1990s. A graduate of Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, he began his reporting career covering politics and elections for the California Journal in Sacramento. With more than a little geek in his blood, he migrated to the Internet early, working for CMP’s TechWeb and then CNET News for nearly a decade. At CNET, he won a number of national and regional journalism awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi award, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ Best in Business award, and the Northern California SPJ’s Excellence in Journalism award. Since 2006, he has lived in Berlin, Germany, as a freelance writer.