Brad Moon is a Canadian writer who focuses largely on technology, gadgets and electronics.
Since 2007, Brad has written for Wired.com, primarily as a Core Contributor to the site's award-wining GeekDad blog, where he specializes in reviewing gadgets, games and gizmos. He writes a weekly technology and gadget newspaper column in Canada and his work has appeared in a wide range of publications and online media, as well as on radio and TV. After spending six years working for a leading Canadian business school, followed by 12 years with a software development company, Brad launched his own freelance writing company in 2005.
I've been described as an unlikely combination of technology early adopter and Luddite. I appreciate a well designed device and collect new ones at an alarming rate. At the same time, I appreciate the classics and natural materials. My MacBook Pro's lid is covered by a skin depicting an Underwood typewriter. My office phone is a replica of a 1930s Bell Laboratories wall-mounted model. The back plate of my iPhone has been removed and replaced with wood veneer. You get the picture. I'm also an avid reader and book collector (with nine overflowing, ceiling height bookshelves), so I may seem a questionable candidate to embrace eBooks. However, since picking up a Sony PRS-300 in 2009, I've been hooked and it's been nothing but eBooks ever since. In fact, I feel put out when publishers send me a dead tree version of a book to review. My kids and my wife are also embracing eBooks, eReaders are multiplying in the house and I'm looking critically at the space those bookshelves take up...