David Pogue is the founder of YahooTech.com, having been groomed for the position by 13 years as the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. He’s also a monthly columnist for Scientific American and host of science shows on PBS’s “NOVA.” He’s been a correspondent for “CBS Sunday Morning” since 2002.
With over three million books in print, Pogue is one of the world’s bestselling how-to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the “for Dummies” series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music); in 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes 120 titles.
Pogue graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985, with distinction in Music, and he spent ten years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. He’s won two Emmy awards, two Webby awards, a Loeb award for journalism, and an honorary doctorate in music. He’s been profiled on “48 Hours” and “60 Minutes.”
Pogue will speak to the Colorado Academy community on Thursday, February 6 at 5:30 p.m. in Froelicher Theatre. While working at the New York Times, Pogue’s pieces were among the most popular with Times readers, and he has been called one of the most widely read tech writers in the country, if not the world. Now with a team of online writers and reporters at Yahoo, he reviews Kickstarter projects, gadgets, apps, and so much more.
His topic? For the last 20 years, computers and technology have been part of the everyday curriculum for a generation or two of students – and, as they become the majority, Pogue says, “It’s show time!” As our computer-literate children become America’s new leaders, visionaries, and designers, how will their digital upbringing affect society and culture? Join other CA parents and find out, according to Pogue, what we’ll gain, what we’ll lose, and how beliefs and approaches will shift into something we’ve never seen before.