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The Best of Technology Writing 2007

Steven Levy, Editor
The year's best writing on tech: a collection as imaginative and compelling as its dynamic subject


Together the essays in The Best of Technology Writing 2007 capture the versatility and verve of technology writing today. Solicited through an open online nominating process, these pieces explore a wide range of intriguing topics—from "crowdsourcing" to the online habits of urban moms to the digital future of movie production. The Best of Technology Writing 2007 will appeal to anyone who enjoys stellar writing.

Steven Levy is a Senior Editor at Newsweek, where he writes the biweekly column "The Technologist." One of the most acclaimed and versatile technology writers in the country, Levy has written six books, including The Perfect Thing (about Apple's iPod) and Hackers, which PC Magazine's readers voted the best sci-tech book written in the last twenty years. He has written for many publications, including the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Wired.

Featuring contributions from

Kevin Berger
Paul Boutin
Kiera Butler
Joshua Davis
Julian Dibbell
Matt Gaffney
Lori Gottlieb
John Gruber
Jeff Howe
Kevin Kelly
Jaron Lanier
Preston Lerner
Farhad Manjoo
Justin McElroy
Ben McGrath
Katharine Mieszkowski
Emily Nussbaum
Jeffrey M. O'Brien
Larry O'Brien
The Onion
Adam L. Penenberg
John Seabrook
Philip Smith
Aaron Swartz
Clive Thompson
Jeffrey R. Young

Praise / Awards

  • "This book is not just an illuminating and instructive guide to our high-tech frontier. It's also a great testimony to the power of that most ancient of technologies, the written word."
    ---Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad for You is Really Good for You

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Copyright © 2007, University of Michigan. All rights reserved. Posted September 2007 and February 2008.

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  • 5.5 x 8.5.
  • 384pp.
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  • Paper
  • 2007
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  • 978-0-472-03266-2

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