Hiawatha Bray is a technology writer for the Business section. A native of Chicago and a graduate of Knox College and Wheaton College, he formerly worked on the staff of the Lexington, Ky. Herald-Leader and the Detroit Free Press, where he wrote about a variety of topics, including banking, nuclear energy and the Kentucky bourbon industry.
Bray joined the staff of the Globe in 1995, and has covered the rise of the Internet and social media from their earliest beginnings. He famously predicted that Apple’s iMac computer would be a flop (wrong) and that the iPhone would transform the world (right). He has contributed to a number of publications, including Wired, Fast Company and Black Enterprise. He received an Overseas Press Club award for his series on the Internet in Africa, and has reported on technology issues from Taiwan and the Philippines. Bray has frequently appeared on local television and radio programs, most recently on the WBUR news show “Radio Boston.”
Bray has authored two books: “You Are Here,” a history of modern navigation technologies including inertial navigation, GPS and satellite imaging systems; and a conspiracy-thriller novel, “Power In the Blood.”