David Pogue has written the book on Macs, and Palm Pilots, and opera music.

The prolific author and current New York Times personal technology columnist will speak at Illinois State University at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Braden Auditorium. Pogue will be the keynote speaker for Illinois State’s Science and Technology Week 2013.

The talk is sponsored by the College of Applied Science and Technology and the ISU Credit Union. Part of the University’s 2013 Speaker Series of Illinois State University, the event is free and open to the public.

Pogue brings a sense of humor to his technology lessons. Each week, he contributes a print column, an online column, an online video and a popular daily blog, “Pogue’s Posts,” to the New York Times. He is also the original author of Macs for Dummies, which has been printed in 17 languages and six editions.

IDG Books asked Pogue to write Mac for Dummies when he was still writing is award-winning column “The Desktop Critic” for Macworld Magazine. He continued to write or co-write seven books in the for Dummiesseries, including Opera for Dummies, Classical Music for Dummies and Magic for Dummies. He also co-authored six editions of the 1,300-page bestseller Macworld Mac Secrets with former Yale roommate Joe Schorr and a novel, Hard Drive, a New York Times “notable book of the year.” His PalmPilot: The Ultimate Guide became the bestselling Palm book.

Pogue is also an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News, and he appears each week on CNBC with his trademark comic tech videos.

The Speaker Series of Illinois State University seeks to bring innovative and enlightening speakers to the campus with the aim of providing the community with a platform to foster dialogue, cultivate enriching ideas and continue an appreciation of learning as an active and lifelong process.

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