Christina Wood

Christina Wood

Writer

Expertise

Android Devices

Microsoft Windows

Wearables and Fitness technology

Computer Hardware

Introduction

  • A magazine writer specializing in technology for over fifteen years.
  • A columnist covering tech for Family Circle, PC World, PC Magazine, CIO Magazine, Yahoo Tech, IT World, InfoWorld, Greatschools.org, USA Weekend, and other national publications.
  • Her “Family Tech” column in Family Circle won a Min Award (in 2013) for best advice column.
  • She has covered technology for many other media properties, including Better Homes and Gardens, Popular Science, This Old House Magazine, NASDAQ International, Working Woman, Discovery, Greatschools.org, Jaguar Magazine, and JeanKnowsCars.com. 
  • Author of How to Be a Geek Goddess (No Starch Press, 2009). Her novel, Vice Report, is available on Amazon.

Experience

Christina Wood (aka Christina Tynan-Wood) is a freelance writer, covering consumer electronics, the Web, IoT, parenting, education, science, automotive technology, IT, careers in IT, and security.

She has edited everything from complete magazine packages to academic research papers for educational consortiums and PhD candidates, as well as consulted with private corporate clients on technology buying and content development.

She covered the first, second, and current bubbles in technology and, in the process, has taken meetings with everyone from Sergey Brin to Melinda Gates and a cast of characters just as interesting who also changed the world but didn't get so famous. It has been a wild ride. 

Education

 Christina Wood has a B.A. in literature from U.C. Berkeley.

A Message from Christina Wood

When I was 13, my father—a brilliant, lunatic Irishman who was, at the time, crunching numbers for NASA—brought home a CPM computer. It was already obsolete and something of an experiment even then. I was reading Dostoyevsky. He dropped it on the table in front of me and said, "Figure that out and then show me how it works." 

I did. And I have been doing the same thing—with the benefit of a lot more education and an ever increasing selection of technologies—ever since.

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