Happy Birthday To Westport’s David Welch Pogue

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David Welch Pogue turns 51 on Sunday.
David Welch Pogue turns 51 on Sunday.

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To Westport’s David Welch Pogue!

Pogue, who has owned a home in Westport, turns 51 on Sunday. The technology writer and TV science presenter was born March 9, 1963, in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

Pogue wrote for Macworld Magazine from 1988 to 2000.
In 1999, he launched his own series of computer how-to books called the "Missing Manual" series, which now includes more than 100 titles covering a variety of Macintosh and Windows operating systems and applications.

Starting November 2000, Pogue served as the personal-tech columnist The New York Times; his column, "State of the Art," appeared each Thursday on the front page of the Business section. He also writes "From the Desk of David Pogue," a tech-related opinion column that is sent to readers by email. He also maintains a blog at nytimes.com called Pogue's Posts.

From 2007 to 2011, Pogue appeared on CNBC's "Power Lunch" in a taped, three-minute comic tech review, which then appeared on the New York Times website, nytimes.com, as well as iTunes, YouTube, TiVo, and JetBlue.

He is also the host of "NOVA Science Now" on PBS and was the host of the NOVA specials "Making Stuff" in 2011 and "Hunting the Elements" in 2012.

He has written or co-written seven books in the "For Dummies" series, including those on Macintosh computers,  magic, opera, and classical music. 

In 2004, Pogue won a Business Emmy as the correspondent for two "CBS News Sunday Morning" stories about Google and spam. He received a Society of Business Editors and Writers Best in Business Journalism award for his New York Times video "The iPhone Challenge: Keep it Quiet." in 2008  and also became the second winner of the "Golden Mouth Organ" award on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" in 2011.

At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, Pogue joined Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer onstage during her keynote speech to throw the "on" switch for new site, Yahoo Tech.

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