2013 Honorary Fellow

The rank of Honorary Fellow is conferred upon a person who is not a member of the Society but who has achieved eminence in the field of technical communication.

david-pogueDavid Pogue

Award Citation: For explaining complexity through your prolific works, including books, technical journalism, video, and broadcast television. For helping millions of people master software and devices, make informed choices when purchasing technology-based products and services, and understand and enjoy the wonders of technology.


David Pogue writes the tech column for the New York Times every week and in Scientific American every month. He’s the host of NOVA ScienceNow and other science shows on PBS, and he’s been a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning since 2002.

With over three million books in print, David is one of the world’s bestselling how-to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the “for Dummies” series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music); in 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes 120 titles.

David graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985, with distinction in music, and he spent 10 years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. He’s won an Emmy, a Loeb award for journalism, and an honorary doctorate in music. He’s been profiled on 48 Hours and 60 Minutes. He lives in Connecticut with his three children. His website is http://davidpogue.com.