David Pogue, the former personal technology columnist for The New York Times, will present “America and Science: The Path to Success in the Unrecognizable New World of Tech and Culture” on April 5 as part of the University Forum Series at Appalachian State University.
Pogue’s lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts. It is free and open to the public.
After writing for The Times, Pogue joined Yahoo in 2013, where he founded Yahoo Tech, a website for non-techies. His career has been wide-ranging: He has won three Emmy awards for this TV work, which includes hosting “NOVA” on PBS and serving as a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning. He is also one of the world’s most popular how-to authors, having written or co-written seven “For Dummies” books, on such subjects as Macs, opera and classical music. In 1999, he launched his own series of computer books in “The Missing Manual” series, which now includes 120 titles.
In 1985, Pogue earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Yale University. He spent 10 years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York.