Benj Edwards is a former Associate Editor for How-To Geek. Now, he is an AI and Machine Learning Reporter for Ars Technica. For over 15 years, he has written about technology and tech history for sites such as The Atlantic, Fast Company, PCMag, PCWorld, Macworld, Ars Technica, and Wired.
As a collector of vintage computers and video games for over 25 years, he brings a deep sense of history to his writings and uses that to inform his works on the past, present, and the future of tech.
During his time as a journalist, Edwards has broken stories about the importance of software preservation, early video game history, the first computer art, minority and female tech pioneers, and online service archeology.
His deep interviews and features have introduced tech icons like Jerry Lawson, Carol Shaw, Ralph Baer, and Ed Smith to a new generation of readers on the web and have been cited in numerous books and referenced in museums worldwide.
Edwards is also founder and Editor-in-Chief of Vintage Computing and Gaming (VC&G), a blog dedicated to classic technology. VC&G's dual devotion to both computer and video game history has attracted millions of visitors since 2005.
In 2017, Edwards created The Culture of Tech podcast, which features interviews with tech, entertainment, and journalism luminaries such as Steve Wozniak, Richard Garriott, Adrienne LaFrance, and Felicia Day. He also regularly contributes to the Retronauts retrogaming podcast.
He lives in Raleigh, NC, USA.
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