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Philip Elmer-DeWitt (born September 8, 1949) is an American writer and editor. He was Time first computer writer--producing much of the magazine's early coverage of personal computers and the Internet--and for 12 years its science editor. He is currently writing a daily blog about Apple Inc. called Apple 3.0.
Elmer-DeWitt joined TIME in 1979 and wrote nearly 500 stories for the magazine, including a dozen cover stories. He launched two sections--Computers and Technology--before being made a senior editor. He edited more than 150 Time cover stories, including the issues that named AIDS researcher David Ho Time's 1996 Man of the Year and Albert Einstein the Person of the Century. His interviews include Steve Jobs,Bill Gates,William Gibson,Elmore Leonard, and Anita Roddick. He was also the author of the controversial Cyberporn cover story. In commenting on that episode, Declan McCullagh excoriated Elmer-DeWitt for multiple "misrepresentations and errors," "logical fallacies," reporting in a "deceptive manner," and "[refusing] to acknowledge the many errors" in the story.