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@ Hello world. I'm Evan Koblentz: computer historian and technology journalist.
@ To reach me about historical matters, please email evan(at)snarc(dot)net. To reach me for (non-historic) technology journalism topics, please email news(at)snarc(dot)net. Thank you.
@ I'm co-founder and director of Vintage Computer Federation. VCF is a 501(c)3 user group for people who collect and restore historic computers. VCF organizes the Vintage Computer Festival conferences, hosts the Vintage Computer Forum discussion site, incubates and assists regional user groups, and fosters collaboration between computer museums including the official VCF museum (co-located at the InfoAge Science Center) in Wall, N.J.
@ I've been an author, adviser, and/or expert source on computer history topics for 4BC News Talk 1116, the Asbury Park Press, ArsTechnica, Bankrate.com (also via MSN Money and Fox Business), BBC Radio, CBS Radio New York, CNN [alternate link], Daily Tech News Show, Esquire, Hackaday (many times), IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE Spectrum (here and here), IEEE The Institute, Information & Culture, the John Mauchly estate, Marketwatch, Minyanville, National Geographic TV, New-York Historical Society, News 12 New Jersey [alternate link], NJ Tech Weekly, NPR (KPCC/Southern California), The Philadelphia Inquirer, Reuters, San Jose Mercury News, SD Times, Slashdot TV (here, here, and here), The Wall Street Journal (archived), Today (NBC News), Yahoo Movies, and ZDnet.
@ My primary expertise is the history of portable computers. I was an adviser for the mobile computing portion of the Computer History Museum's "Revolution" exhibit. I often serve as a resource for other historians, media [Modern Marvels, MSNBC, International Journal of Mobile Human-Computer Interaction], and students. I perform patent research as a contractor via VintageTech. "Thank you, Beep!"
@ I frequently lecture and/or exhibit at hobbyist events such as Hackers On Planet Earth, Maker Faire, New Jersey Science & Engineering Festival, Philadelphia Science Carnival, Trenton Computer Festival, and Vintage Computer Festival.
@ I published a weekly e-newsletter, Technology Rewind [formerly Computer Collector], from Jan. 2004 to March 2006. In that role I was cited by BusinessWeek TV, eWeek, IEEE History Center, and TMCnet. Click here for the newsletter archives. Later I blogged for Computerworld.
@ My other job is technology journalist. My work appeared in Electronic Component News, eWeek, the former FierceEnterprise, IEEE The Institute, Law Technology News, Light Reading, Mobile Enterprise, PC Magazine, TechRepublic, Technology Review, TMC Labs, Wireless Week, and elsewhere.