David Pogue thinks science, technology, language and humor go together quite well. "That’s been my experience, anyway, in my years writing columns, presenting science and tech on TV, creating how-to books and doing a lot of public speaking," he explains on his website.
Pogue, the former personal technology columnist for the New York Times, is the founder of Yahoo Tech — a "consumer-technology website for normal people."
He’s also a monthly columnist for Scientific American, host of science shows on PBS’s “NOVA” and a correspondent on the CBS News Sunday Morning.
In his spare time, he authored four titles in the For Dummies series of books and teamed up with O’Reilly Media to launch Pogue Press, the company that creates the Missing Manual books. If you haven’t heard of the Missing Manuals, they’re a series of "warm, witty and jargon free" manuals for popular consumer software and hardware products … the "books that should have been in the box."