December 11, 1961 |
Lewiston, Maine, U.S.
Boutin, who began writing for Wired in 1997, has written for the New York Times since 2003, covers emerging technologies for MIT's Technology Review, and is a freelancer for Newsweek. From 2009–2010 he covered Internet business and culture for VentureBeat. He was a senior writer and editor for Silicon Valley gossip site Valleywag from 2006 to 2008, and a tech columnist for Slate from 2002 to 2008. Slate editor Josh Levin has praised "his sense of a good idea, sparkling sentence-level writing, and knack for translating tech-speak."[this quote needs a citation]
His work has also appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, The New Republic, MSNBC, Reader's Digest, Adweek, Engadget, Salon.com, Outside, Cargo, Business 2.0, the Independent Film & Video Monthly, InfoWorld and PC World.
Before turning pro as a journalist, he spent 15 years as an engineer and manager at MIT, where he worked on Project Athena, and at several Internet-related startup companies in Silicon Valley including Splunk. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
- "Life in Baghdad via the web". BBC News. 25 March 2003.
- Wired. "Conquering Codephobia". WIRED. Retrieved 2016-12-18.
- Boutin, Paul (2003-02-27). "Turning the Desktop Into a Meeting Place". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-12-18.
- "MIT Technology Review". MIT Technology Review. Retrieved 2016-12-18.
- "Paul Boutin". Newsweek. Retrieved 2016-12-18.
- "Paul Boutin". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2016-12-18.
- Boutin, Paul. "The 250". Gawker. Retrieved 2016-12-18.
- "Paul Boutin". Slate Magazine. Retrieved 2016-12-18.
- Cory Doctorow (2002). Essential Blogging. O'Reilly. ISBN 0-596-00388-9.
- Boutin, Paul (2006-08-11). "You Are What You Search". Slate. ISSN 1091-2339. Retrieved 2016-12-18.
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