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Award-winning Computer Writer Joins groovyPost Staff

The Circus of Dr. White

A writer must have many faces. --Ron White

GroovyPost has added a new staffer we think you’re going to like. He’s Ron White, a best-selling, award-winning technology writer, who’s joining as Executive Editor. The author of the classic best-seller How Computers Work and How Digital Photography Works, Ron will be writing tips for software and hardware that make computing easier, safer, and a lot more enjoyable. Or as Ron says, “I’m going to show you how to make Windows your bitch.”

Did we mention that Ron also has a famously irreverent sense of humor that drew a huge number of fans to his columns and features while he was executive editor of PC Computing magazine? His writing has been described as both “lucid” (The New York Times) and “outrageous” (his wife).

Ron will also be contributing off-beat news and software reviews. He has studied criticism at the O’Neill Critics Institute and at the National Endowment of Humanities, where he is one of 12 fellows in criticism, he’s been writing reviews of everything from art, movies and books to computers and software for 30 years.

“Of all the criticism I’ve written, none has been as exciting or as important as what I’m writing now about the computer world,” he said. “It’s an area that is creating fundamental changes in how we live, how we learn, and how we work. In the last 100 years, there has been no area of the intellect as important as today’s technology.”

Not only a writer, Ron has won national awards for his publication designs, and he’ll be using that expertise to help make both easier to navigate and more attractive.

“GroovyPost has thousands of tips, how-tos, reviews, and some stories that are in a class of their own,” he said. “Our challenge is to make it easy for visitors to find the information they need and assimilate it quickly and easily. That’s what both good writing and good design are all about.

“That, and having fun.”

Make sure to welcome Ron aboard the groovy train. We’re very excited to have you aboard Ron!

11 Responses to Award-winning Computer Writer Joins groovyPost Staff

  1. Brian Burgess January 12, 2012 at 1:43 am #

    Welcome Ron! Looking forward to reading your insightful and funny commentary, tips, tricks, reviews, how tos and whatever else you have to share!

  2. Bogdan Bele January 12, 2012 at 2:25 am #


  3. Ron White January 12, 2012 at 5:21 am #

    Thank you,everyone. It’s exciting to be part of a site whose page views have doubled in the last six months and whose primary reason for being is to help other lost souls in the computer world.

    • Adam January 12, 2012 at 8:02 am #

      Hi Ron! I’m a regular around here. Love the site and I’m looking forward to reading your Columns!

    • Steve Krause January 12, 2012 at 8:57 am #

      We’re very excited to have you join the groovyTeam Ron! When it comes to helping people, you’ve been doing it for years. Our groovyReaders are in for a treat!

    • Andrew June 3, 2014 at 10:02 am #

      Hi, Ron

      I read your columns in PC Computing, I remember “Diary of a spam addict” among many others… I just wanted to show you my appreciation and respect for your great job.

  4. Hammad January 12, 2012 at 5:53 am #

    Welcome Ron

  5. Ron White January 12, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    Hey, all of you. Thanks for the warm welcome. I’m delighted to be a part of groovyPost and this gang of perpetrators!

  6. strssd4shr January 13, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Awesome site! Welcome Ron:)

  7. sidd January 13, 2012 at 11:45 pm #

    Welcome Ron to the worlds best blog.

  8. Mike Rothman January 14, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    Fantastic to find you here, Ron. Love your work!

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