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John Biggs

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I live in Brooklyn, NY and write about technology, security, gadgets, gear, wristwatches, and the Internet. After spending four years as an IT programmer, I switched gears and became a full-time journalist. My work has appeared in the New York Times, Laptop, PC Upgrade, Surge, Gizmodo, Men’s Health, InSync, Linux Journal, Popular Science, Sync, The Stir and I’ve written Black Hat: Misfits, Criminals, and Scammers in the Internet Age and Bloggers Boot Camp. I also speak and consult. I have forthcoming books about Marie Antoinette’s watch as well as a YA fiction book, Mytro.

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John Biggs I write 1000 words a day. Sometimes I miss a day or two but if I write, I write that much. You never get writer's blog if you prescribe tell yourself…moreI write 1000 words a day. Sometimes I miss a day or two but if I write, I write that much. You never get writer's blog if you prescribe tell yourself that you have to write that much no matter what.(less)
John Biggs Write. Don't worry about getting published. Also assume that all of your writing is awful and that you have to fix it. My biggest mistake EVER in…moreWrite. Don't worry about getting published. Also assume that all of your writing is awful and that you have to fix it. My biggest mistake EVER in writing was assuming someone would help me make my writing better. It's your responsibility. Your mission is to write the best you can, put it away for a month, and edit it. Make it better.

I usually write actively. I sit down in front of my work and skim it from the beginning to the last place I stopped writing. This allows me to catch little mistakes here and there every day. It's exhausting but it works.(less)
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I had a great time talking to Neal Stephenson, author of SevenEves. He’s a fascinating writer and his book is really good. Take a look. Now that I’ve interviewed him and William Gibson I’ve completed my collection of great cyberpunk authors and can die happy.

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“O dearest Warsaw of my youth, Which encompassed the whole of my world! If only for a moment and in the dark I wish to catch a glimpse Of the ashes and the flowers Of that good past.10”
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“For a few years after he wrote “Computing Machinery and Intelligence,” Turing seemed to enjoy engaging in the fray that he provoked. With wry humor, he poked at the pretensions of those who prattled on about sonnets and exalted consciousness. “One day ladies will take their computers for walks in the park and tell each other ‘My little computer said such a funny thing this morning!’ ” he japed in 1951.”
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“President Eisenhower liked scientists. Their culture and their mode of thinking, their ability to be nonideological and rational, appealed to him. “Love of liberty means the guarding of every resource that makes freedom possible—from the sanctity of our families and the wealth of our soil to the genius of our scientists,” he had proclaimed in his first inaugural address. He threw White House dinners for scientists, the way that the Kennedys would do for artists, and gathered many around him in advisory roles. Sputnik”
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