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Guest Writer based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Joined on Jan 4, 2009
Jack is an adviser to Digital Journal.
Jack was previously a staff writer and editor for The Gazette in Montreal before moving to The Globe and Mail in 1975, where he edited a section of the paper devoted to popular culture. Jack also contributed to Digital Journal magazine between 2001 and 2007.
Over his years at the Globe, Jack contributed to virtually every beat from literary criticism to religion, news and technology. He has been Books Editor, editor of the Letters to the Editor page, and World Editor for the week-in-review Focus section. In 1985, he published a collection of the best letters printed by the Globe, in a book called Shocked and Appalled: A Century of Letters to The Globe and Mail.
He helped train Globe reporters when the newspaper became computerized in 1977, and purchased his first computer in 1981. From 1996 to 1999, Jack wrote many high-tech features as well as a weekly column called Cyberia for the print paper. He also regularly reviewed new products and software. In 2001, he became the lead technology columnist and reporter for the technology section of the paper's website, globeandmail.com.
Jack left the Globe in 2008.