How War, Pornography and Fast Food Have Shaped Modern Technology

Peter Nowak is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and syndicated blogger. From 1997 to 2004, he was an editor and writer at Canada’s national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, followed by a year-long stint as a freelance writer based in China. While there, he wrote for the Boston Globe, the Sydney Morning Herald, the South China Morning Post, the Vancouver Sun and the Toronto Star, among others.

In 2005, he moved to New Zealand where he was named the 2006 technology journalist of the year by the Telecommunications Users Association for his work at the national newspaper, the New Zealand Herald.

Later in 2006, he moved back to Canada and worked as the technology reporter for the National Post before joining the online division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, where he won the 2009 Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance award for excellence in science and technology reporting.

Peter’s first book, Sex, Bombs and Burgers: How War, Porn and Fast Food Shaped Modern Technology, is published by Lyons Press in the United States. It was published in March 2010 by Penguin Canada and spent several weeks on the Maclean’s bestseller list. The book was also published by Allen & Unwin in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

In November 2010, Peter embarked on a freelance career and to work on his next book. He is now focusing his writing on three areas: larger technology issues, gadgets and video games. He contributes regularly to a number of magazines and is a syndicated blogger for Macleans, Canada’s weekly news magazine, Canadian Business magazine and the Huffington Post.

Peter lives in Toronto with his fiancee Claudette and three cats, Rambo, Brash and Monkey.



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