Andrew Leonard wrote a cover story for the SF Bay Guardian in 1994 with the headline “How to Connect to the Internet.” He has been reporting ever since on the question of how new technology shapes and influences our culture, politics and economics. For the last 18 years he worked for’s a reporter, editor, blogger, and pundit, but in September 2014, he left Salon to pursue new freelance opportunities and a book project. He loves his smartphone but is suspicious of the “sharing” economy. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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