John Markoff’s love for ‘Machines’

If you write about technology, as John Markoff does, you need certain abilities. You need to activate both the right and left halves of your brain as you combine the soft art of writing with the harder edges of technology. You need to be alert to rapid technological change, which gets instantly reported and amplified on the Internet. It helps, too, if you have an inside track to Silicon Valley, one of the centers of tech innovation. When I reached Markoff by phone on his way to a backpacking trip, I learned that he had started off right. “I grew up in Silicon Valley,” he told me. “I was the paperboy at the home that Steve Jobs used in live in and where [Google co-founder] Larry Page lives now.” After…

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