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Current Contributing Editor, Wired Magazine;
contributor: Outside, Vanity Fair, Fortune Small Business, Edutopia, Stanford Lawyer
editor, consultant
San Francisco
Co-founder,, jargon purification website
Feb. 2000 -
Nov. 2000
Senior Writer, eCompany Now, Time Inc., San Francisco;
-wrote cover stories for premiere issue and Sept. 2000 issue
Aug. 1998 -
Jan. 2000
Associate Editor, Forbes, Silicon Valley bureau;
-wrote cover story on Linux creator Linus Torvalds and the rise of open-source software
Nov. 1996 -
Aug. 1998
Staff Writer, Forbes, Silicon Valley bureau;
-wrote cover story on cryptography and cyberlibertarianism
Sep. 1994 -
Nov. 1996
Reporter, Forbes, New York;
-wrote cover story on Trilogy, an Austin, Texas software company started by Stanford dropouts;
researched and reported Forbes 400 project, 1995 and 1996
July 1993 -
Sep. 1994
Staff Writer, Montgomeryville Spirit, Ft. Washington, PA;
-wrote 7 to 10 stories per week: murders, school board meetings, canine hostage crises, etc.
May 1992 -
July 1993
Freelance writer;
-wrote for Philadelphia Inquirer travel section
1997, 1998
1999, 2000
-named to TJFR Business Reporter's annual 'Top 30 business journalists under 30' roster
1988 - 1992 Yale University, New Haven, CT
B.A., English, concentration in poetry
1984 - 1988 The Hill School, Pottstown, PA
Other interests surfing, lacrosse, snowboarding, the potato
R.I.P. James W. Michaels, Editor, Forbes, 1961-1999

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