Chris Taylor (journalist)
Chris Taylor, who previously served as the San Francisco correspondent for TIME magazine, and is now a senior editor at Business 2.0 magazine, was born in Liverpool, England, and received his primary education in the small northeastern town of Chester-le-Street. He attended Oxford University, reading history at Merton College. Taylor gained an interest in journalism after editing Cherwell, the university's student newspaper, and writing a controversial column in The Oxford Student.
Prior to 1996, Taylor interned and freelanced at several London-based and Glasgow-based newspapers and magazines including The Times, Sunday Times, Daily Express, The Sun, Time Out, and the British edition of GQ.
He has been living in America since 1996, and joined TIME in 1997 as a senior news writer for Time Daily. In his first year, he spearheaded the magazine's online coverage of Princess Diana's sudden death and the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
He has covered major events in the digital world for the magazine, such as the Napster case and the decline of the dotcoms. He often writes about new products from a consumer's perspective for TIME's Personal Technology column, such as the headaches of installing Windows XP and Mac OS X. He is especially passionate about PC and video games, and wrote the first ever games reviews in TIME's Arts and Media section, as well as visiting the sets of Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy.
In the June 6, 2005 issue of TIME, he wrote It's a Wiki, Wiki World. This article is credited by some as an important contribution to the increasing popularity of Wikipedia.