(Updated 4/4/2020) The Dodge Retort (TDR) intermittently – I’m allegedly retired – covers my favorite topics: technology, media and just plain interesting stuff. To summarize, I have been a newsman for more than 40 years, most significantly for PC Week/eWeek, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and other Essex County (Mass.) newspapers.
This is my third blog, preceded by a yearlong stint at Thinking Tech at CBSi site SmartPlanet.com (defunct) and two years at Green Engineering (born Design Engineering-at-Large) at engineering magazine Design News where I was editor-in-chief until February, 2009.
Most recently, I was the community manager at the EnterpriseCIOForum.com, a custom online community for CIOs sponsored by Hewlett Packard and produced by IDG. After five years of doing that, I decided to return to freelance journalism in July, 2015. Really, folks, I retired, but in 2015 was afraid to admit it.
Now it’s 2020 and I am retired except when I am not. I occasionally write newspaper articles and am one of two admins in the West Newbury People community on Facebook. And I am hopelessly active on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. And of course, I’m a news junkie.
The links below go to pages showcasing my 44 years as an online and print journalist.
Who should read TDR? In short, anyone who feels like it (my 2020 answer). The 2015 answer was anyone who wants to take advantage of insight accumulated during my 37 years following technology, engineering and business (PC Week, WSJ and Boston Globe among others): specific topics include consumer electronics, social networks, IT, tractor repair, products that piss me off, the reinvention of media and other eclectic subjects. As always, your comments here or to me at firstname.lastname@example.org are welcome.