Mark Drapeau

Mark Drapeau

Cheeky Geeky


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Contributor since:January 2009
Location:Washington, DC

About Me

I'm a biological scientist by training with eclectic interests in politics, government, technology, and pop culture. My writing has appeared in diverse publications: PBS MediaShift, TechPresident, Mashable, Nature, Genetics, Genome Research, Defense and Technology Papers, Defense Horizons, The Washington Times, and The New York Times. Besides writing for True/Slant, conducting public policy research, and working on a book, I'm currently a regular columnist for O’Reilly Radar (social software and society), Federal Computer Week (emerging technology and government) and soon, DC Examiner. Because of all the above, I stare at books and computer screens too much, and at girls too little.



I'm Known For...

insightful comments, brutal analysis, erudite wit, fun attitude, great smile, and happy hour attendance

My Current Project

social software and national security, biologically-inspired innovation and the military, deciding whether I should get a puppy

My Greatest Achievement

transforming my science education into a dozen different spinoff efforts

My Biggest Regret

Letting someone special get away

I Truly Respect

people who methodically make a difference over the long haul

Moments I'd Like To Forget

6th grade gym class that one day...

Where I'd Like To Be 10 Years From Now

Full time writer sharing time between California and New York, telling truth through fiction, and fiction through journalism

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What I'm Currently Addicted To...


This Is Annoying Me...

Mainstream media making light of new social media tools (*giggle*)

This Is Making Me Worry...

Boy bands coming together for new tours

This Is Bringing Me Joy...

someone I just met

I'm Running From...

getting my nails dirty

This Is Helping Me Create...

my favorite trusty IBM keyboard, and strong French Roast coffee

This Is Making Me Think - Hard...

New POTUS inauguration, economic issues, global security, and rapid information spread

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