as originally published on SF Gate
I wrote the Tech BEAT column for the San Francisco Chronicle’s website, SFgate.com, from August 1998 until December 2002. During that time I was fortunate to work with SFgate.com’s incredibly smart editor, Amy Moon. Amy’s keen insights and suggestions often helped me sharpen my ideas and arguments. I will always be grateful for her skillful touch.
My wonderful wife, the award-winning Bay Area journalist Loren Stein, also deserves mention here and my gratitude — not only for marrying me — but also for her diligent editing, wise feedback, great suggestions and high expectations. Both Amy and Loren made important behind-the-scenes contributions to my SFgate.com essays. Words cannot express my gratitude.