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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. blubrick says:

    A double post titled “Seriously screwed up” – That is just dripping with delicious irony.
    I so want this to be a mistake!

    Unfortunately, I’m cynical enough to believe it was intentional – which would make it nothing more than a cheap stunt.

  2. Volkemon says:

    @blubrick:

    “Oh please tell me this is a mistake!
    A double post titled “Seriously screwed up” – That is just dripping with delicious irony.
    I so want this to be a mistake!

    Unfortunately, I’m cynical enough to believe it was intentional – which would make it nothing more than a cheap stunt.”

    Sounds like you logged on during a site update and found double posts. oooohhh….

    Heck, it happens. Like we’re prefect (sic…) PT gets it quick and everyone else wonders about the comment.

    Wanna be a senior editor?
    707-827-7311

    Please post results. :)

  3. blubrick says:

    @Volkemon

    It seems you have mistaken me for one of Make’s detractors.

    It wasn’t that I particularly wanted to see a mistake in the land of Make. Only that I wanted the anomaly I did see to be accidental rather than intentional.

    I realised that it was in fact a mistake or some sort of glitch when I reloaded the main page and the double post had disappeared.

    It was corrected quickly and I should have known better than to suspect cheap trickery.

    I have no desire to be an editor, senior or otherwise, you guys are doing just fine without my assistance. But thanks for the offer, anyway.