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John Markoff Speaker

John Markoff

San Francisco, CA

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

Senior Writer, The New York Times

Author, "Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots" (2016)

John Markoff  Speaker Profile:

John Markoff is a senior writer for The New York Times, where he covers computer and technology issues. He is the author of “The High Cost of High Tech” (1985), “Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier” (1991),  “Takedown: The Pursuit and Capture of America’s Most Wanted Computer Outlaw” (1996), “The Abolition of Feudalism: Peasants, Lords, and Legislators in the French Revolution” (2004), “What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry” (2006) and most recently “Machines of Loving Grace: The Quest for Common Ground Between Humans and Robots” (2016)

Markoff is internationally recognized for his in-depth reporting and expertise in technology and science, having covered both subjects for nearly three decades.

Before joining the Times in 1988, Markoff worked for The San Francisco Examiner, Pacific News Service, Byte Magazine, Infoworld and the San Jose Mercury News. He received his undergraduate degree from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, and a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Oregon. He has taught at Stanford since 2002.

Among his many awards, Marketing Computers magazine named Markoff one of the nation’s most influential technology reporters. Markoff was also one of a team of New York Times reporters who won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting, for a series of 10 articles on the business practices of Apple and other technology companies.  He retired from his full-time position with the New York Times on December 1, 2016, but freelances there.  He continues to write long-form journalism and volunteers at the Computer History Museum.

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