Cyrus Farivar

Cyrus Farivar (suh-ROOS FAR-ih-var) is a freelance technology journalist, a freelance radio reporter/producer, and a wanderlust geek living in the city of Oakland, California. He regularly files for National Public Radio and PRI’s The World. He also reports for The Economist, Foreign Policy, Slate, The New York Times, Popular Mechanics, Wired and others.

In addition, he has contributed reporting to the CBC and BBC, and has reported from taco trucks in Salinas (California), a capsule hotel in Gatwick Airport (London), a WiFi-enabled bus in Riga (Latvia), and an all-night LAN party in Melbourne (Australia).

He is currently working on a book about the history and effects of the Internet on different countries around the world, including Senegal, Iran, Estonia and South Korea. It will be published by Rutgers University Press in 2009. He has also survived three VfDs (votes for deletion) on Wikipedia. However, on a 4th VfD attempt in February 2007, he was, in fact, deleted.

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