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Bob Guccione Jr. is an iconic figure in modern journalism, who started SPIN and GEAR magazines and owned DISCOVER magazine. He helped define new journalism at a time when it was on the wane and appeared to be more concerned with mass appeal. Bob's inaugural column with BYTE ("Why I Don't Have a Facebook Page") won a min Editorial and Design Award for Best Online Column.
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Apocalypse Now (Here Comes the Sun)

11/19/2012
One major belch from the sun can destroy our ability to connect to the grid and leave us in the dark for months. So says science journalist Lawrence Joseph in his new book, Solar Cataclysm: How the Sun Shaped the Past and What We Can Do to Save Our Future, reviewed by BYTE columnist Bob Guccione Jr.

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Stupid Car Tricks

8/10/2012
BYTE columnist Bob Guccione Jr. discusses the implications of driving smart cars. No one wants to say this, but a technology that has to alert you that the car in front of you is moving is made for people who are texting. Or making a sandwich.

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My Favorite Martian

6/12/2012
Bob Guccione Jr. writes in his third column BYTE ME about Ray Bradbury, the renowned author who passed away last week.

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Are We There Yet? Social Media's Perpetual Evolution

6/4/2012
Social media is not a passing fad, but neither is it engraved in stone. Already the latest article of faith--that the ultimate marketing message is the one a person shares with his circle--is shattering because more users are being paid to "Like." Social media is more a sandstorm of passing fads, individually ephemeral but collectively an inexorable force. So observes Bob Guccione Jr. in his second BYTE Me column.

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Why I Don't Have a Facebook Page

5/22/2012
Bob Guccione Jr. is an iconic figure in modern journalism, who started SPIN and GEAR magazines and owned DISCOVER magazine. He helped define new journalism at a time when it was on the wane and appeared to be more concerned with mass appeal. This is his take on Facebook.

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