Max Cherney is a Contributing Editor at Byte. He earned his writing chops gathering field intelligence and reporting on international finance and investment banking. An ad industry veteran, Max has extensive experience using emerging technology in interactive marketing projects. He also directs commercial and documentary films. His first documentary due in winter 2013. He subscribed to Byte in Middle School and built every computer he owns. He holds a Master's Degree in Writing from the California College of the Art.