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Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder
editor-in-chief of MAKE , Make Magazine

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Mark Frauenfelder is the editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine and the founder of the blog, (which is ranked by Technorati as the world’s most popular blog).

He was an editor at Wired from 1993-1998. For several years, he wrote a monthly technology column for Playboy magazine and has written for The New York Times Magazine, Popular Science, and The Hollywood Reporter.

Mark is the author of several books, including The Happy Mutant Handbook (1995, Riverhead), a guide to offbeat pop culture, Mad Professor (2003, Chronicle), a book of bizarre science experiments for kids, World’s Worst (2005, Chronicle), a guide to the worst stuff on Earth, The Computer (2005, Carlton books), an illustrated history of computers, and Rule the Web (2007, St. Martins), a guide to online tricks and tips. His next book, The World in Your Hands, will be published in 2009 by Penguin.


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