I'm the know-nothing. I'm curious, I try to be entertaining, I try to translate the techno jargon, but in the end I'm the audience's representative.

—David Pogue

Speakers Series
David Pogue

David Pogue, the New York Times columnist, CBS Sunday Morning tech correspondent, and prolific “how-to” author, leads a journey through the pleasures and pitfalls of our technological world. Pogue’s talk covers subjects as serious as smartphone-driven medicine and as fun and frivolous as e-mail etiquette, and is modeled after his popular advice-driven columns in the Times’ “Smarter Living” section. The word “talk” doesn’t fully describe Pogue’s playful and free-ranging appearances, which he often concludes at the piano by performing tech-industry song parodies such as “Don’t Cry For Me, Cupertino” and “I Got an iPhone” (to the tune of “I Did It My Way”).

Cal Performances’ Speaker Series is a season-long series of presentations by some of the leading creative and intellectual voices of our time—thinkers, activists, strategists, satirists, journalists, and pioneers at the leading edge of culture and politics.

Approximate run time of this performance is 90 minutes with no intermission



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Program Notes

Program notes are available online. [PDF]