Dana Blankenhorn was raised on Long Island, educated at Rice University in Houston, and got his MS.in Journalism from Northwestern's Medill School in 1978. Since then he has been a business reporter, covering technology since 1983, and the online world since 1985. Employers include the Houston Business Journal, the Newsybytes News Service and CMP Media, for whom he created the first web news service to debut with a magazine, the Interactive Age Daily, in 1994. He's also written several books, a newsletter and, since 2003, has been blogging for himself and several employers, including ZDNet and TheStreet.Com. He lives in Atlanta.