Associate Editor Peter Suderman takes on the Federal Communications Commission's quest to regulate the Net in "Internet Cop" (page 20). Suderman, 29, admits to spending an increasing amount of time on the Web each day. "I work online. I game online. I read online. I shop online," he says. "These days, there's almost no need to leave the house."
Adam Thierer is another Web aficionado. On page 72, he reviews The Master Switch, legal scholar Tim Wu's treatise on technology regulation. Thierer, formerly president of the Progress & Freedom Foundation, recently joined the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where he will be working on the center's Technology Policy Program. The 41-year-old's interests extend to consumer technology, about which he is enthusiastic. "These damned kids these days don't know how great they've got it," he says. "Because I so vividly remember the Dark Ages of Electronics"—life before Atari and cable—"it's hard for me to complain about anything."
Austin Bragg is a Searle Fellow with reason.tv, where he works on all aspects of video production "with a heavy emphasis on post-production graphics and effects work." Bragg, 31, recently moved from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles, which he says has actually made some aspects of video production more difficult. In L.A., people "are used to big-budget productions" which has resulted in big-budget expectations. "I'm not even supposed to shoot in a park without expensive permission out here," he sighs. But there are benefits to the new locale. "It seems trite to mention the weather," he says, "but you come to appreciate wearing short-sleeve shirts while the D.C. office is trudging through snow."