Steven Levy

Steven Levy books and biography

Steven Levy

Steven Levy (born 1951) is an American journalist who has written several books on computers, technology, cryptography, the Internet, cybersecurity, and privacy. Levy is chief technology writer and a senior editor for Newsweek, writing mainly in the "Science & Technology" section. He also writes the column "Random Access" in the monthly feature "Focus On Technology." Levy is also a contributor to Wired, and has had articles published on Harper's, Macworld, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Premiere, and Rolling Stone. He is regarded (along with Walter Mossberg) as a prominent and respected critic of Apple Computer. In July 2004, Levy wrote a cover story (which also featured an interview with Apple CEO Steve Jobs) which unveiled the 4th generation of the iPod to the world before Apple had officially done so, an unusual event since Apple is well known for its tight-lipped press policy.

Levy has won several awards, including the "Computer Press Association Award" for a report he co-wrote in 1998 on the Year 2000 problem.

Levy received his bachelor's degree from Temple University and earned a Master's degree in literature from Pennsylvania State University. He lives in New York City with his wife Teresa Carpenter (a Pulitzer Prize winner) and son.

Books by Levy

  • The Perfect Thing: How the iPod Shuffles Commerce, Culture, and Coolness (2006)
  • Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government Saving Privacy in the Digital Age (2001)
  • Insanely Great: The Life and Times of Macintosh, the Computer That Changed Everything (1994)
  • Artificial Life: The Quest for a New Creation (1992)
  • The Unicorn's Secret: Murder in the Age of Aquarius (1988)
  • Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution (1984)


  • Steven Levy rediscovered Albert Einstein's brain in 1978 in the office of the pathologist who removed and preserved it. [1]

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