Paul Boutin

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Paul Boutin
Born (1961-12-11) December 11, 1961 (age 60)

Paul Boutin (born December 11, 1961 in Lewiston, Maine) is an American magazine writer and editor who writes about technology in a pop-culture context.[1]

Boutin, who began writing for Wired in 1997,[2] wrote for The New York Times from 2003–2013,[3] covered emerging technologies for MIT's Technology Review,[4] and was a freelancer for Newsweek.[5] From 2009–2010 he covered Internet business and culture for VentureBeat.[6] He was a senior writer and editor for Silicon Valley gossip site Valleywag from 2006 to 2008,[7] and a tech columnist for Slate from 2002 to 2008.[8]

His work has also appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, The New Republic, MSNBC, Reader's Digest, Adweek, Engadget,, Outside, Cargo, Business 2.0, the Independent Film & Video Monthly, InfoWorld and PC World.[9]

Before turning pro as a journalist, he spent 15 years as an engineer and manager at MIT, where he worked on Project Athena,[10] and at several Internet-related startup companies in Silicon Valley including Splunk.[11] He lives in Los Angeles, California.


  1. ^ "Life in Baghdad via the web". BBC News. March 25, 2003.
  2. ^ Wired. "Conquering Codephobia". WIRED. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  3. ^ Boutin, Paul (February 27, 2003). "Turning the Desktop Into a Meeting Place". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "MIT Technology Review". MIT Technology Review. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  5. ^ "Paul Boutin". Newsweek. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  6. ^ "Paul Boutin". VentureBeat. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  7. ^ Boutin, Paul. "The 250". Gawker. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  8. ^ "Paul Boutin". Slate Magazine. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  9. ^ Cory Doctorow (2002). Essential Blogging. O'Reilly. p. 2. ISBN 0-596-00388-9. Paul Boutin journalist.
  10. ^ "MIT's Project AthenaannouncesThe Grand Openingon March 19, 1985 of the Student Center Cluster" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  11. ^ Boutin, Paul (August 11, 2006). "You Are What You Search". Slate. ISSN 1091-2339. Retrieved December 18, 2016.

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