My real big Internet claim to fame is the fact that I was first to jailbreak the iPhone.
Five to 10 years from now, if not sooner, the vast majority of 'The New Republic' readers are likely to be reading it on a tablet.
The web has introduced a competitive, and some might argue hostile, landscape for long, in-depth, resource-intensive journalism.
What's really interesting is the introduction of the tablet - not just the iPad, but the Nook and the Kindle. While they aren't going to solve all of our problems, I do think they make it easier for people to pause, linger, read and really process very important ideas.
I was on significant financial aid, an only child, with parents who didn't have much living in North Carolina.