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TIME Magazine

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Philip Elmer-DeWitt has been covering science and technology for TIME since he reported a cover story on computer "Whiz Kids" in 1982. He became a staff writer in 1983, a senior writer in 1993, a senior editor in 1994 and an assistant managing editor in 1997. He started two new sections in the magazine — Computers (1982) and Technology (1987) — and in 1994 helped launch TIME Online (now, America's first interactive weekly newsmagazine. In January 2002 he was promoted to sciences editor, directing TIME's coverage of science, medicine, space, technology and the environment.

As a TIME writer, Mr. Elmer-DeWitt produced more than 500 news and feature stories on subjects ranging from in-vitro fertilization to computer crime. His cover stories include "Computer Viruses" (1988), "Curing Infertility" (1991), "The Rio Earth Summit" (1992), "Cyberpunk" (1993), "Sex In America" (1994), "Girth of a Nation" (1995), "Bill Gates" (1995) and "Cyberporn" (1995).

Since 1995, he has edited more than 100 cover stories, including the issue that named AIDS researcher Dr. David Ho TIME's 1996 "Man of the Year" and Albert Einstein "Person of the Century."

Mr. Elmer-DeWitt has made dozens of radio and television appearances and produced several 10-minute television features for the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and CNN & TIME (formerly CNN Impact).

Born in Boston and raised in Lexington, Massachusetts, he graduated summa cum laude in English from Oberlin College and studied at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and at the University of California at Berkeley.

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