Rob Pegoraro


Rob Pegoraro tries to make sense of computers, consumer electronics, telecom services, the Internet, software, digital culture — and all of the things that can get in their way.

Not long after receiving a bachelor's degree in international relations from Georgetown University (as in, he had zero academic credentials to write about technology), he began writing the occasional story about video games or online services for the Washington Post. One piece led to another, and eventually to a 12-year stint as the paper's consumer-tech columnist. Pegoraro wrote for almost every section of the Post and his stories appeared on the front page all of three times.

Since 2011, Pegoraro has covered the digital landscape as a freelance contributor to Discovery News, USA Today and other online and print outlets. He has met most of the authors of the Internet, attended the Consumer Electronics Show 15 years in a row and may be the only person to have written for both Reader's Digest and Boing Boing.

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