John Markoff Biography

    Published On Aug 24, 2016
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    Date of Birth: 1949 , October-24
    Birth Nation: United States
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    It is believed that he is a married man but there is no any information about his lovely wife in the media yet. His nationality is American and he is of white ethnicity.

    John Markoff is a graduate of Whitman College, Walla Walla. There he majored in Sociology and he finally earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from there in 1971. After that he got enrolled at University of Oregon and earned his MA in sociology from there in 1976. He has been pursuing his professional career since the mid 1970s. He began his professional career from Pacific News Service where he works as a writer. He also worked as a freelance writer in the publications like The Nation, Mother Jones and Saturday Review. In 1981, he was hired by the computer industry weekly InfoWorld as its original staff. In 1984, he joined Byte Magazine and served them as its editor for about a year. Next year, he began working at the San Francisco Examiner as a reporter. He reported in the business section and he mainly wrote about Silicon Valley. In 1988, he joined New York Times and began serving them as a writer of the business section. At the end of 1993, he wrote an article about the World Wide Web and claimed it as the map to the buried treasures of the Information Age. He is an author of several books. His first book The High Cost of High Tech was published in 1985. His second book Hafner, Katie; Markoff, John was published in 1991 and this book was also titled as Cyberpunk: Outlaws and Hackers on the Computer Frontier. He is now aged 66 years old. His net worth is in millions.

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    Born in Oakland, CA

    1949

     Enthusiastic and industrious, John Markoff was born at the end of 1940s in Oakland, California, United States of America to American parents. He was raised in Palo Alto, California. His nationality is American and he is of white ethnicity.

    Graduated from University of Oregon

    1976

    John Markoff is a graduate of Whitman College, Walla Walla. There he majored in Sociology and he finally earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from there in 1971. After that he got enrolled at University of Oregon and earned his MA in sociology from there in 1976.

    Worked for Pacific News Service

    1977

    He has been pursuing his professional career since the mid 1970s. He began his professional career from Pacific News Service where he works as a writer. He also worked as a freelance writer in the publications like The Nation, Mother Jones and Saturday Review. 

    Joined InfoWorld

    1981

    In the early 1980s, he was hired by the computer industry weekly InfoWorld as its original staff. In 1984, he joined Byte Magazine and served them as its editor for about a year. Next year, he began working at the San Francisco Examiner as a reporter. 

    Joined New York Times

    1988

    In 1988, he joined New York Times and began serving them as a writer of the business section. At the end of that year, he covered the stories of Robert Tappan Morris. He claimed that he was the author of what would become known as the Internet Worm. 

    Wrote an article about the World Wide Web

    1993

    At the end of 1993, he wrote an article about the World Wide Web and claimed it as the map to the buried treasures of the Information Age. Next year, he covered the stories about the Kevin Mitnick. 

    Published his first book, The High Cost of High Tech

    1985

    He is a writer and an author and has published series of books in his life. His first book The High Cost of High Tech was published in 1985. His second book Hafner, Katie; Markoff, John was published in 1991. 

    Published his fourth book, What the Dormouse Said

    2005

    He is an author of the book titled What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry. This book was published in 2005. At the end of 2008, he published A robot network seeks to enlist your computer. 

    Won Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting

    2013

    He is best known for his work at The New York Times. In 2013, he won Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting as one of a team of New York Times reporters. They were honored with this award for their articles on Apple and other technology companies.