Scott Kirsner

Globe correspondent Scott Kirsner was part of the team that launched in 1995, and has been writing a column for the Globe since 2000. His work has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, and Variety. Scott is also the author of the books “Fans, Friends & Followers” and “Inventing the Movies,” was the editor of “The Convergence Guide: Life Sciences in New England,” and was a contributor to “The Good City: Writers Explore 21st Century Boston.” Scott also helps organize several local events on entrepreneurship, including the Nantucket Conference and Future Forward. Scott writes in Innovation Economy column on Sundays, and blogs daily at

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These companies want you to print your pictures

By , Globe Correspondent

They’re betting there’s still a market for hard-copy photos in the age of screens.


Technology is changing everything, and some of it is scary

By , Globe Correspondent

John Robb, publisher of Global Guerillas, takes an unflinching look at everything from social media gone amok to drone warfare.


The truth about noncompetes and Massachusetts politics

By , Globe Correspondent

A compromise to ease employment restrictions is in the works on Beacon Hill, but it doesn’t go far enough.


This chair will tell you when to move

By , Globe Correspondent

Simon Hong’s robotic StandX is designed to prevent back pain instead of relieving it.