Paul Andrews

Am I That Paul Andrews?

Good day to you. There are a lot of Paul Andrews out there. This is the one I am.

Seattle-based. Career writer, author and journalist. More than 30 years at The Seattle Times. I covered the environment in the 1970s, wrote features in the 1980s and covered technology in the 1990s, starting a weekly column in 1989 that I continued to write through 2005. I’ve also written for US News & World Report, the San Jose Mercury News, Fortune magazine, The New York Times and other publications. I co-authored (with Stephen Manes) a biography of Bill Gates called Gates — How Microsoft’s Mogul Reinvented an Industry and Made Himself the Richest Man in America and wrote a book about Microsoft’s Internet “epiphany” called How the Web Was Won.

I began blogging in 2000, using Dave Winer’s UserLand Manila software. An early essay, “Who Are Your Gatekeepers?”, about the breakdown of publishing filters, got widely linked. It seemed obvious that the gatekeeping function of traditional media would disintegrate, which I thought was a good thing. I didn’t think as much about how Web journalism would get funded, which is a bad thing.

My first blog was called Hypodermia

My first blog was called Hypodermia

Currently I do a lot of Web work but not always credited. I’ve written for Seattle blog HorsesAss and online news site Crosscut. I’m Webmaster for the Phinney Ecovillage site. I maintain several sites for my wife Cecile Andrews, author of Circle of Simplicity and Slow Is Beautiful, including her personal site and her Slow Is Beautiful blog.

I’m an absolutely insane bicyclist and mountain biker. I go pretty much everywhere on bike in Seattle, because compared to car transit from my home near Green Lake I can match or beat point-to-point travel times to the University of Washington, downtown and most neighborhoods north of downtown.

Even snow can't stop me

Even snow can't stop me

For companionship there’s my bichon frise, Maggie. All dog owners think their dog is the smartest, handsomest, best dog in the world. Only bichon frise owners are correct.

Terminally cute

Terminally cute

Thanks for stopping by. If I’m not the Paul Andrews you were looking for, best of luck finding him.


1 Comment »

  1. Hey, Paul, I wasn’t looking for you. I sorta came across you while looking for something on eBay. Anyway, I’m glad that I stumbled across you.//Regarding your bicycle excesses, good for you. As for your bichon, what a cutie. That’s just the sort of pooch my wife is attracted to. I, however, will remain forever devoted to the whippet breed.//Shoot me an email when the inclination strikes.//Best, Don (an old pal now on Fox Island)

    Comment by Don Weitz — May 6, 2009 @ 2:39 pm | Reply

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