Paul Boutin

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Paul Boutin

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

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."

His work has also appeared in The New Republic, MSNBC, Reader's Digest, Adweek, Engadget,, Outside, Cargo, Business 2.0, the Independent Film & Video Monthly, InfoWorld and PC World.[2]

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.


  1. ^ "Life in Baghdad via the web". BBC News. 25 March 2003. 
  2. ^ Cory Doctorow (2002). Essential Blogging. O'Reilly. ISBN 0-596-00388-9. 

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