Friday, November 3, 2017

About Me



I am a freelance writer, covering consumer electronics, the Web, IoT, parenting, education, science, automotive technology, IT, careers in IT, and security. I am a contributing editor for Family Circle magazine, where my “Family Tech” column won a Min Award (in 2013) for best advice column. I have also been a columnist for PC World, PC Magazine, IT World, InfoWorld, USA Weekend, Yahoo Tech, and Discovery Communications’ Seeker site. I have contributed to many other media properties including Better Homes and Gardens, Popular Science, This Old House Magazine, NASDAQ International, Working Woman, Discovery, Greatschools.org, Techish.com, Jaguar Magazine, and JeanKnowsCars.com.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

A long time ago



Image result for pc world christina woodBack in the 90s, I was an editor at PC World.
Those were wild days for covering technology. You had to know how to talk to the machine, spreadsheets were new(ish), millionaire tech moguls were just getting a start. The parties were amazing. But my friends feared I was too nerdy to invite to parties.

Back then, I led a team of writers and editors to win some of the most prestigious journalism awards ever garnered by a trade magazine at the time, launched the @Home section of the magazine, uncovered scams in the computer industry, and worked as a consumer advocate.

It was a fascinating time to be covering tech. I covered the birth of, among many other things, the Internet.