The Atlantic Publishes an Anthology of Its Best Tech Writing of 2012


 Washington, D.C.--Technology changes year to year, phone to phone, quarter to quarter. Here at The Atlantic, our writers like to focus on the ideas that animate that change, the people who make it happen, and the users whose lives it transforms.

To mark another year of profound change, The Atlantic is publishing an ebook anthology of the best technology writing featured on its Tech Channel in 2012. Edited by Atlantic senior editor Alexis Madrigal, along with staff writer Megan Garber and senior associate editor Rebecca J. Rosen, the collection features 49 of's most defining pieces of the last year--from an exclusive account of the technology that powered the Obama campaign's victory to an investigation into the dark art of online data collection.
"Led by Alexis, The Atlantic's Technology Channel shows how creativity and intelligence can be combined to produce powerful journalism," said Bob Cohn, editor of Atlantic Digital. "From Facebook and Google Maps to Mars and the innermost layers of the Web, the subjects in this collection represent the most important stories of 2012, and our writers explore these worlds with wise reporting, energetic writing, and first-class analysis."

The Atlantic's Technology Channel anthology is available on the iPad, Kindle, and Nook for free through the end of 2012 and for $1.99 starting in 2013. For more information, visit

About The Atlantic

Since its founding in 1857 as a magazine about "the American Idea" that would be of "no party or clique," The Atlantic has been at the forefront of brave thinking in journalism. One of the first magazines to launch on the Web in the early 1990s, The Atlantic has continued to help shape the national debate across print, digital, and event platforms. With the addition of its news- and opinion-tracking site,, and on global cities, The Atlantic is a multimedia forum on the most critical issues of our times, from politics, business, and the economy, to technology, arts, and culture. The Atlantic is the flagship property of Washington, D.C.-based publisher Atlantic Media Company.

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