ISSUE – Apr. 9 | Farhad’s and Mike’s Week in Tech: Why We’ll Miss Walt Mossberg

To me the most amazing thing about Walt is how early he identified computers as a mainstream phenomenon. In the 1980s and 1990s lots of people were writing about tech, but Walt was among the first to understand that this strange new class of nerds would completely change the world, and that they would do so in a way that would affect ordinary people who did not consider themselves techies. In that way he was no less prescient than Steve Jobs and Bill Gates — who, of course, both came to recognize Walt’s importance as a proponent of the industry’s possibilities. So, my hat’s off to Walt. I hope to someday be half as interesting as he was. I hope you are, too.  [ NY Times ]