Katie Hafner is a journalist who writes books and articles about technology and society. She writes for The New York Times on technology and healthcare, and was a contributing editor for Newsweek. She has worked at Business Week, and has written for Esquire, Wired, The New Republic and The New York Times Magazine. Her sixth book, "Mother Daughter Me," a memoir about three generations of women trying to live together, will be published by Random House in 2013.
Along with her many other literary credits, Hafner's 2006 New York Times article Growing Wikipedia Refines its 'Anyone Can Edit' Policy is currently featured in The McGraw-Hill Guide Writing for College, Writing for Life, second edition an English composition textbook. It is used by hundreds of undergrads as source material for topical essays.
- Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier (with John Markoff) (Simon & Schuster, 1991) ISBN 0-684-81862-0
- The House at the Bridge: A Story of Modern Germany (Scribner, 1995) ISBN 0-684-19400-7
- Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins of the Internet (with Matthew Lyon) (Simon & Schuster, 1996) ISBN 0-684-83267-4
- The WELL: A Story of Love, Death and Real Life in the Seminal Online Community:(2001) Carroll & Graf Publishers ISBN 0-7867-0846-8
- [A Romance on Three Legs: Glenn Gould's Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Piano] : (June 2008 BloomsburyUSA) ISBN 0-7710-3754-6
- Recent and archival news by Katie Hafner of The New York Times.
- "Lifting Corporate Fingerprints From the Editing of Wikipedia," by Katie Hafner, The New York Times, August 19, 2007
- Wired, December 1994 - The Creators
- Wired, May 1997 - The Epic Saga of The Well
- Wired, June 2001 - Book review of The Well
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