By Jack Kenny
Howard Rheingold has been the chronicler of the creative technology surge in the San Francisco area that changed the dynamics of our world. His contribution has been to try to understand and analyse it and now he is one of the world's foremost authorities on, and teachers of, the social implications of technology.
For the last 20 years Howard has travelled the world, observing and writing about trends in computing, communications and culture. He is also heavily involved in education and learning. His innovations come from his continuous forensic analysis of the digital world.